New rules for electric car conversions revealed

Companies who have been pushing for the measure, are now racing to get their electric conversion schemes recognised by the authorities, with most saying they hope to have the first vehicles delivered to clients by next year

Regulations allowing petrol or diesel engine cars, vans and motorbikes to be converted to electric vehicles have been published by the French government.

Companies who have been pushing for the measure, are now racing to get their electric conversion schemes recognised by the authorities, with most saying they hope to have the first vehicles delivered to clients by next year.

“It is very good news,” Aymeric Libeau, the CEO of Orleans based Transition One told The Connexion.

“Because of the lock-down the whole business is working from home but we have all started looking at the papers, and doing the engineering studies that will be needed in the file when we make our first applications.”

The regulations apply to cars and vans which are over five years old and motorbikes, including mopeds, which ...

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