PARIS – France is trying to beat China to the punch in developing electric vehicles with a series of government-supported projects. Several ministers recently joined to announce E57 million ($80 million) of support for 11 projects that will take carbon-dioxide emissions out of transportation, ranging from a 4-wheel electric scooter to two bus projects involving recharge stations along their route to give them an infinite range. Under a similar program, new projects can apply until the ...

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