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Daimler’s Smart car is currently trialed in a rental scheme for in London.

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(AFP) Oct 3, 2008

Carmarkers out a slew of electric models at the motor show Friday, a view to filling dealer by 2012 when new European on curbing emissions kicks in.

a third of the new models presented at the are clean cars that use a or a lot of electricity, said Francois of the French carmakers’ group

Big names like Germany’s and lesser known entities as France’s Heuliez have all-electric models here, to cash in on both the new regulations and fears over soaring oil

Some are still prototypes, Renault’s ZE Concept, which the describes as a socially-responsible vehicle, others are already well the test phase, like Smart car, which is being trialed in a rental for companies in London.

Carmakers are in a to get their models onto the before new European Union kicks in in 2012.

Under the EU automakers selling new cars in will have to cut carbon emissions to an average of 130 grammes per travelled by 2012, from 145-150 grammes on average

Those that miss the would face fines for car breaching the new limits.

These new are the driving force (behind the for electric vehicles), as well as the in oil prices, said Jean-Philippe Le an analyst with research Global Insight.

The electric car is a that has been around for a but it is an idea that has struggled to a mainstream reality.

Until years, the seemingly unendless of oil provided little incentive to alternative energy sources for

And technical matters slowed up too — electric batteries liable to explode, electric ran out of power after relatively distances, and recharging was painfully

But things have changed.

have been major in recent years as regards which for cars are now mostly lithium-ion ones, said Kohler, Daimler’s chief officer.

Their autonomy has increased. Heuliez says its subcompact Friendly, revealed at the show and set go on general sale by will be able to travel up to 250 (155 miles) after one

Daimler however says its Smart can do only around 100

The infrastructure needed to make cars viable — as recharging stations — be a relatively simple matter to set up, Sylvain Vitet of the French firm EDF’s vehicle noting that all that is is a suitable electric socket.

But industry norms do need to be to make sure that car users can take their anywhere.

We’re in contact the major carmakers, said Vitet.

Carmakers say they are electric autos at people who use them mostly for short trips to go work or to go shopping or for outings.

The electric car is not mature enough to be said Cyril Francois of Long trips would using very large that would use up space and down the vehicle, he noted.

vehicles are thus likely to a modest share of the market, new rules in the EU or elsewhere.

Norbert BMW’s new boss, reckons even by 2020 only 5 to 10 percent of new models will be

Manufacturers are however confident can create a market. Venturi, Monaco, has even revealed an sports car.

Heuliez it aims to sell electric from 10,000 euros dollars) but Daimler has yet to set a price for its

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