French government is going green – buys 15.600 EVs from Renault image

The French government will purchase 15.600 electric vehicles from Renault and 3.900 from PSA (Peugeot – Citroen) from a total of 25.000 units which the Paris officials will have to buy over the next few years. Even if the officials at Renault didn’t confirm this news yet, they have announced that a press release will “emerge” soon in which the automaker will talk about the subject.

After winning a contract with the French state, Renault will supply 15.600 electric vehicles to the government and according to the Le Figaro newspaper, the automaker will send 10.000 units to the postal service, while the other 5.600 will be sent to other public administrations.

Le Figaro also says that another 3.900 electric vehicles will be purchased by the French government from PSA (Peugeot – Citroen) but an official confirmation of this news didn’t “appear” yet.

The Renault Nissan alliance has made a 4 billion euros joint investment in the electric vehicle technology and the target is leading this segment, with a first step being made with the help of the French government.

According to the CEO of Renault and Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, the electric vehicles will make up about 10 percent of new car sales by 2020.