France to pump €400 million over four years into the development of electric and hybrid transport

“France is coming to the realisation of a large scale research and support plan for the production of automobiles that do not use carbon-based fuel,” he told reporters. “ That is, totally electric or hybrid engines.”

To make this programme a reality, France will pump €400 million over the next four years into it. According to Sarkozy, the funding is already accessible within the framework of a national ecological programme.