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French Electric Vehicle Sales Fail to Take Off, Les Echos Says

May 22, 2012

Sales of electric cars in France reached 1,594 in the first four months of 2012, accounting for less than 0.2 percent of the automobile market, Les Echos reported, citing Mediterranean electric car association Avem.

Car manufacturers expect electric vehicles to account for between 5 percent and 10 percent of French sales by 2020, Les Echos said.

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