Electric vehicles spark at Paris car show

October 3, 2008
The Smart Electric Drive
The Renault ZE Concept zero emission vehicle is presented during a press conference at the Paris Motor Show. Carmarkers rolled out a slew of electric models at the Paris motor show Friday, with a view to filling dealer showrooms by 2012 when new European legislation on curbing emissions kicks in.

Carmarkers rolled out a slew of electric models at the Paris motor show Friday, with a view to filling dealer showrooms by 2012 when new European legislation on curbing emissions kicks in.



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