Shanghai-to-Paris Challenge Proves Electric Car's Mettle
PARIS - Driving into the chic Place Vendome in central Paris, lined with upmarket jewelers and exclusive hotels, a small orange van looked out of place on Tuesday evening amid the sleek luxury cars.
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The Citroen Berlingo was remarkable not just for its diminutive size and striking color. It was arriving in the French capital after a journey of 13,565 km, that began in Shanghai two months ago. Powered by electric batteries.
The electric vehicle odyssey was masterminded by electric sports carmaker Venturi, which has a partnership with French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen to supply the rather more down-to-earth "Berlingo Electric First."
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