Replacing a thermal, petrol or diesel engine with a battery-powered or hydrogen-powered electric motor in order to eliminate polluting emissions, retrofitting has been authorized by law since April 3, 2020, without the manufacturer’s prior agreement. A sustainable mobility solution for individuals, retrofitting is also a challenge for communities.
Leader in retrofitting in France, REV (Retrofuture Electric Vehicle) will begin this Monday, April 25 a grand tour of France to publicize the technology and promote carbon-free mobility. This retrofit information and awareness campaign aims to demonstrate that this technical solution, which consists of keeping and transforming internal combustion vehicles into electric vehicles, is an economical and ecological solution.
Crossing many cities affected by the implementation of Low Emission Zones (ZFE), the Tour de France REV aims to introduce the technology to the owners of the 18 million vehicles affected by these traffic restrictions.
Local authorities are also the target of this unprecedented campaign, with the possibility given to them of converting the fleets of coaches and buses to electric. A technical circular economy solution that can enable communities and their delegates to keep a large part of the vehicle fleet, to make it completely clean and silent, to improve air quality and to save money.
On the occasion of the different dates of the REV Retrofit Tour, several functional vehicles will be on display: two utility vehicles, the first homologated retrofitted bus, but also three collector’s vehicles.
For more information and to register, you can consult the REV Mobilites website.