ChargeMap news: Ireland charging points and Android-beta

ChargeMap has been working on two developments over the past month, and has launched both initiatives recently.

Record drop in fuel consumption in France

September 2012 marked a historic moment: fuel consumption retracted by 6.4% in France this past month, which is one of the sharpest drops in fuel consumption ever recorded in France.

The Alsace Region is launching its Electric Vehicle Club

The Electric Vehicle Club Alsace, which is funded by the Alsace Region, will be inaugurated during a special evening at the Maison de la Region on the 22nd of October, 2012.

Arnaud Montebourg arrives at the Council of Ministers in the new Renault ZOE

In a symbolic gesture, Arnaud Montebourg, the Minister of Industrial Renewal, arrived at the Council of Ministers in the newly launched Renault ZOE this morning.

France electric vehicle sales: end July 2012

Citroën’s fantastic promotion, news of which we quickly shared with our french blog readers, helped to increase sales volumes of electric vehicles in July and to relaunch the overall EV market.

France: Consumer bonuses for electric and hybrid cars

A decree published in the Official Gazette (Journal Officiel) last month included further details of the government’s automobile recovery plan, and the specific conditions of the increased consumer bonuses for electric and hybrid cars announced by the government.

The Peugeot iOn is available at 10 900 euros this month in France

The Peugeot iOn can be purchased for 10 900 euros this month. Seriously?? An unprecedented discount from Peugeot make the car available to the public at this unbelievable price.

What is the future for electric vehicles in France?

The sales figures for electric vehicles in the first half-year in 2012 have been rather flat in France. Is this cause for concern? We consider two completely different scenarios about the future of electric vehicles in France.

Nissan’s Big Turn On competition in France: we won!

Victory! Many, many of you voted for Automobile Propre (the sister site of ChargeMap) in Nissan’s Big Turn On competition. After a number of weeks of suspense, we finally have the official results: we won!

The EV Renault Zoe crash test

With the different “scandals” that have surrounded electric vehicle safety, Renault is making sure that the public is aware of their efforts to test the safety of the ZOE. The manufacturer has just “sacrificed” around one hundred cars in various crash tests.