PARIS, Sept 30 (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault was awarded a prestigious contract with the French state for the supply of 15,600 electric vehicles, Le Figaro reported on Friday. Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan <7201.T> are jointly investing 4 billion euros ($5.4 billion) in electric vehicle technology as they scramble to take the lead on a technology that Carlos Ghosn, who heads both companies, has said could account for 10 percent of new car sales by 2020. ...
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