29 Sep '12, 12pm

Check out: France wants top EV spot but faces hurdles seen 'round the world via @therealautoblog

French Minister of Industrial Renewal Amaud Montebourg wants his nation to be considered the world's electric-vehicle leader. "France can guide the electric revolution. We want electric vehicles to be for everyone," he said during the recent welcome-home ceremony for the Citroen C-Zero driving team that finished an eight month, 15,535 mile road trip on $300 worth of electricity, the Electric Odyssey . Montebourg's pronouncement was made on the eve of the Paris Motor Show , where French automakers are ready to show off displays of electric vehicles. Renault is showing its full lineup of Zoe, Twizy, Kangoo and Fluence EVs. Citroen is displaying its DS3 electric concept car and its C-Zero . Peugeot will show the iOn, sister to the C-Zero and Mitsubishi iMiEV . Two startup makers will also show their wares – Mia is displaying small EVS and Courb will bring its C-Zen. Governmen...

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