PARIS – The French post office this month will invite seven manufacturers, including an American company, to bid for a contract to build 500 electric vehicles to be used on urban postal routes. The contract almost certainly will re-launch an EV industry that has been relatively moribund in France since 2003, as a successful operation could lead to La Poste buying 10,000 EVs by 2013. “We were surprised at the response” to a preliminary announcement in April, a La Poste spokesman says. “Of ...
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