Electric car rental competition is heating up in Paris, France

Smart EQ electric car in Paris by Car2go

Many large cities in Europe have problems with pollution created by vehicles running on petrol and diesel engines. Complex schemes that restrict access to the city centers have been implemented, for instance, in Madrid, Spain, but the problem remains. Big automakers believe that people and tourists in the French capital Paris are ready to adopt electric cars: Daimler’s Car2Go is the latest car rental that started its operation in the city. You may pick up a tiny electric Smart car from the street.

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In 2018, it was perfectly fine to conduct a road trip across Europe in an electric car

Renault Zoe, compact electric car

Driving around your home town is nothing much to think about for an owner of an electric vehicle, but thinking about a road trip across Europe may raise concerns. The reality is, however, that there are thousands of charging stations in Europe that are ready to feed fresh energy to those tired EV batteries. Here is a story of an Irishman and his wife who took their Renault Zoe for a spin in France and Spain.

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Always wanted to drive an electric car in Paris, France? Moovin lets you pick up a Renault Zoe from the street

Renault Zoe electric compact cars available for short term rentals in Paris.

In cooperation with Ada, Renault has started an electric car sharing service in Paris. Renault provides the electric compact car Zoe and the electric miniature vehicle Twizy models to the streets of the French capital. By the end of 2018, 500 electric Zoe compacts and 20 Twizys are available for short term rentals without prior reservation for trips in Paris.

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The ultimate road trip in Europe: following the Tour of France race route

If you have ever watched a stage of the Tour of France road cycling race on television or online, you may have liked the sceneries, the castles and the mountains along the route. They are not accidental sights, but practically everywhere in France it is possible to find exciting places to visit. Thousands of people across Europe drive every July to France to see the sights and to follow the bicycle race.
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France is a popular travel destination, but which places the French appreciate?

Travel d’Or Award (Golden Travel) is an annual industry event where French travel professionals and also ordinary tourists vote for the best destinations and travel services in France. This award, however, focuses solely on travel products that can be ordered online.

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Mothe-Chandeniers castle in France just got 6500 new owners

Even if you have toured the magnificent castles of the Loire Valley in France, you haven’t seen the Mothe-Chandeniers. The magnificent building has been abandoned and closed for years. Now, the power of crowdfunding has saved the castle. 6500 new owners of the castle have invested 500 000 euros in order to buy it.

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In Paris and Nice, you can use an app to book an electric scooter for moving around the city

Many cities around the world have bicycles available for visitors and locals for short term use. In some cases, these city bikes are free to loan, but many cities charge a fee for the loan period. Startup companies in Paris and Nice have developed the concept further, and introduced electric scooters that can be booked and paid for with a mobile app.

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The secret of the bridge of Avignon in France is gradually revealing itself

For years, historians, archaelogists, architects, geologists and engineers have searched the archives, researched the Rhône river and its banks, calculated the river flow, the strength of old constructions and modeled three-dimensional structures of the bridge of Avignon in Southern France.

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