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e-up! in front of the Eiffel Tower
Totally electric Paris

Totally electric!

Totally electric Paris

Totally electric!

Alexandre Marie in Paris.

Alexandre Marie in Paris.

Alexandre Marie is an open, friendly person. Driving his e-up! around 130 kilometres each day on his commute, he always finds himself talking to others about it. They are mostly interested to know what driving an electric car is really like to which he replies “Try it, it’s worth it.”

Outline of a map of France with a mark on the location of Paris

ALEXANDRE MARIE, 40, commutes 130 kilometres to work and back each day. He has enjoyed incredible financial savings since converting to the e-up! and now makes all of his day-to-day journeys with his new electric car.

Alexandre Marie
“For me, the change was mainly a matter of cost.” Alexandre Marie

Curiosity is a great driver.

Alexandre has always been curious and loves to discover and explore new things. Once he discovered the e-up!, his commute from Montigny-le-Bretonneux in the southwest of Paris to his job as a system administrator became much more economical. This was important for him as he covers 130 kilometres a day, which adds up to 35,000 per year in total. Now that Alexandre has converted to an electric, he pays far less to to keep himself on the road than he used to when he drove a petrol car. Plus, he has no concerns about running out of power as he can charge his e-up! either at his home wall box or in his office’s carpark. 

An electric car powers the conversation.

For Alexandre, there is one other fantastic benefit. The e-up! is a real conversation starter. He is always being asked questions about his electric car by curious friends and because of how quiet the drive is, he can easily talk with his wife during journeys. The car drives so quietly in fact, that Alexandre often finds that pedestrians don’t actually hear the engine. He sometimes even has to stop and explain to passers-by why his car is so quiet. There are certain rare occasions when this Parisian needs to use a petrol car. For example, when he visits his parents who live in the Pyrenees it requires him to cover the 900 kilometre drive.   


Alexandre Marie is sitting in a café, his e-up! is parked next to him
“I often end up talking to other people about electric cars.”
Paris skyline with the Eiffeltower

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