PARIS – In the future, an electric van may cost twice as much as one powered by diesel, but the cost over its lifetime will be less, the French post office says. La Poste wants to buy 10,000 electric cars to add to its fleet of 44,000 vehicles by 2012. The organization says this will result in a 15% improvement in carbon-dioxide emissions from this year. La Poste in 2007 announced plans for an initial purchase of 500 electric delivery vans and asked for proposals. At a recent ...

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