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101 Best France Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

This article showcases our top picks for the best France based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top France Automotive Startups

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Valeo

Valeo

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Valeo is a group focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry.

Europcar

Europcar

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Europcar is the largest car rental company in Europe and currently has 2825 locations in 143 different countries.

Europcar

Parrot

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Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals.

Europcar

Prophesee

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Prophesee provides bio-inspired computer vision solutions for autonomous navigation and connected objects.

Europcar

EasyMile

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EasyMile is a high-tech startup specialized in providing both, software powering autonomous vehicles and smart mobility solutions.

Europcar

Drivy

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Drivy is the car rental marketplace in Europe.

Europcar

Cityscoot

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Cityscoot offers full access to electric scooters throughout Paris, Nice, Milan and Rome through an app.

Europcar

Vulog

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Vulog builds technology solutions that power the most successful shared mobility businesses in the world.

Europcar

International Automotive Components Group

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International Automotive Components (IAC) is a global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim.

Europcar

Silicon Mobility

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Silicon Mobility designs flexible, real-time and safe solutions for a cleaner, safer and smarter mobility.

Europcar

Otoqi

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Otoqi is a vehicle delivery platform that develops connected services and logistics solutions for the automotive professionals.

Europcar

CapCar

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CapCar is the first actor of the used vehicle to offer individuals cars and services of quality.

Europcar

Ambler

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Ambler is an intermediation platform that connects health care prescribers to ambulance companies.

Europcar

ZEWAY

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ZEWAY is a developer of mobility solution intended to help people switch to electric scooters for mobility.

Europcar

Woodoo

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WOODOO bridges synthetic biology and organic chemistry to design patented, groundbreaking new materials.

Europcar

Tchek

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Tchek is a startup that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) for car inspection.

Europcar

LeCab

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LeCab is a private transportation service offering cab services with flexible booking options via a mobile app and the web.

Europcar

Vroomly

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Vroomly is the platform that reconciles you with garage owners!

Europcar

Reezocar

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Reezocar makes it easy to find and secure the purchase of used car in Europe.

Europcar

TravelCar

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TravelCar is a startup who’s innovating parking and rentals for travelers.

Europcar

WeProov

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WeProov Fleet is a damage and claim management platform leveraged by AI for fleet managers

Europcar

CARLILI

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Carlili is the simplest and the easiest way to rent a car in France.

Europcar

Knave

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Knave provides a Mass Market turn key solution for BtoB clients wishing to add a rental service to their historical activities.

Europcar

Needhelp

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Needhelp is a peer-to-peer home services platform.

Europcar

Mister Auto

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Mister Auto sells automobile parts and accessories online to buyers in France.

Europcar

OuiCar

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OuiCar is the very first website dedicated to private car rental.

Europcar

Optimum Automotive

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Optimum Automotive provide you with the tools and advice to optimize your Car Policy .

Europcar

Koolicar

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Koolicar SAS owns and operates an online car rental platform.

Europcar

Renault Group

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Renault Group designs, manufactures, sells, repairs, maintains, and leases motor vehicles.

Europcar

Xee

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Xee is an advanced technology that connects any of your vehicle to your smartphone.

Europcar

Michelin

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Michelin is a tire company dedicated to sustainably improve the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing.

Europcar

Hap2U

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Hap2Uis a start-up that designs and develops a new technology based on the science of haptics.

Europcar

Utac Ceram

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Utac Ceram is the French inspection and testing company dedicated to automotive industry.

Europcar

DRUST

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DRUST is a car data analytics (AaaS) cloud-based platform.

Europcar

Akka Technologies

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Akka Technologies specializes in high technology consultancy and engineering.

Europcar

Ween

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Ween’s ambition is to make their living spaces autonomous.

Europcar

En Voiture Simone

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In Simone Car, it’s an online driving school that connects free-standing students with state-qualified teachers.

Europcar

PayCar

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PayCar simplifies and secures the payment of your used car.

Europcar

CARIZY

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CARIZY is a marketplace platform for buying and selling second-hand cars between individuals.

Europcar

Faurecia

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Faurecia provides designing, manufacturing, and marketing automotive equipment.

Europcar

Wesk

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Wesk is a specialist in electric and unlimited mobility.

Europcar

Mobility Tech Green

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Mobility Tech Green always offered innovative technological tools for companies and collectivities to help them improve their vehicles.

Europcar

DriveTrust

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DriveTrust is an AI-powered dash cam with short range V2X and LTE communication capabilities.

Europcar

Joinsteer

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Joinsteer is a platform that offers an access to exclusive cars with a monthly subscription.

Europcar

Wheeliz

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Wheeliz is a car rental website adapted for people in wheelchairs.

Europcar

FINDRIVE

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FINDRIVE is a car leasing company dedicated to professional that aims to grant access to mobility and pioneering the car-as-a-service (CaaS)

Europcar

EP Tender

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EP Tender is a modular range extending service for electric vehicles

Europcar

Roadstr

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We create a unique experience and help you rent the car of your dreams among 1800 of the coolest cars in France.

Europcar

Peugeot SA

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Peugeot SA is a French car manufacturer, part of Groupe PSA.

Europcar

PSA Group

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PSA Group is a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.

Europcar

The Good Seat

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The Good Seat is the API solution that makes it easy for experience platforms to add ride hailing & taxi offers to their product.

Europcar

Exoès

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Exoès develops the EVE® – Energy Via Exhaust, an exhaust waste heat recovery technology which reduces engine fuel consumption and emissions.

Europcar

LuckyLoc

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LuckyLoc is the service that allows the French to rent a car to 1 euro.

Europcar

TOTEM mobi

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TOTEM mobi is developing a rental solution for electric vehicles, self-service and car-sharing, at the rate of € 1 per ¼ hours.

Europcar

AutoVisual

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AutoVisual is evaluates all current used cars online by comparing the price of the car to its valuation.

Europcar

Bugatti

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Bugatti Automobile S.A.S. was founded in Molsheim, Alsace, as a Volkswagen France subsidiary.

Europcar

Rider Valley

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Rider Valley designs, develops and markets a complete range of protective gear for the rider.

Europcar

Coleen

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Coleen is an e-bike manufacturer based in France.

Europcar

ZE Combi

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ZE Combi is a car manufacturer specializing in urban electric mobility.

Europcar

My Auto Specialist

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My Auto Specialist is a used home inspection service that aims to help automotive market professionals in their digital transition.

Europcar

Esker

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Esker is the worldwide leader in document process automation solutions.

Europcar

Hainaut Plast Industry

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Hainaut Plast Industry is produces and markets recycled polyvinyl butyral (PVB).

Europcar

Shogunmoto

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Shogunmoto is an e-commerce site parts and accessories for motorcycles.

Europcar

TRIGO

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TRIGO provides quality management and inspection services.

Europcar

Polyrise

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Polyrise provides thin film coating solutions (varnish, parts treatment) for many sectors of French and international industrial activities.

Europcar

CINQS

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December,01 2016. CINQS was acquired by Chabé Group the leader in chauffeur driven in Europe. Premium private hire car company

Europcar

H2P Systems

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H2P Systems is a waste heat regeneration technology platform.

Europcar

Capelle Groupe

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Capelle Groupe provides its clients transportation solutions internationally.

Europcar

Constellium

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Constellium is a global sector leader strongly committed to designing and manufacturing innovative and high value-added aluminium products

Europcar

MOTION Engineering

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MOTION Engineering is a French start-up that has developed an anti-dive technology for mtb and motorcycle forks.

Europcar

Pernat Emile

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Pernat Emile manufactures high-precision mechanical parts to car makers and OEMs.

Europcar

SNCF

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SNCF is a travel and logistics service provider company. SNCF runs and manages SNCF voyage

Europcar

ProovStation

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ProovStation is an automated drive-through bay which detects and analyses vehicle damages.

Europcar

CDO innov

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CDO innov is in the business of maintaining agricultural machinery and manufacturing powered machines.

Europcar

Europ Assistance

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We support over 300 million customers in 208 countries thanks to our network of 750.000 approved providers and 36 assistance centres.

Europcar

Parrot Drones

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Parrot Drones is a subsidiary of Parrot, a developer of advanced technology wireless products.

Europcar

Arval BNP Paribas Group

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Arval BNP Paribas Group is a full service vehicle leasing company located in Rueil-Malmaison.

Europcar

Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA

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Compagnie Plastic Omnium is the world leader in automotive exterior components; plastic fuel & emissions control system.

Europcar

ITYZ

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ITYZ is a mobile app that allows users to order and track taxis.

Europcar

Ricco Motors

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Ricco Motors provides maintenance and repair of quads and motorized 2-wheelers.

Europcar

A2Mac1

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A2Mac1 is the automotive engineering benchmarking, offering a technical database and services to nearly all car manufacturers and suppliers.

Europcar

Mobivia Groupe

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Mobivia Group is the European leader in multi-brands car equipments and a leading company.

Europcar

3MO Performance

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3MO Performance designs and manufactures gearboxes and reduction gears.

Europcar

EuropCar Mobility Group

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EuropCar Mobility Group is a mobility service company.

Europcar

Araymond

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ARaymond is the global partner for automotive OEMs’ and tier-1 suppliers’ fastening and assembly needs.

Europcar

MAIF

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MAIF offers liability insurance to its residents who are unable to obtain automobile insurance in the private market.

Europcar

Novares

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Novares is a global plastic solutions provider that designs and manufactures complex components & systems.

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AXA Assistance

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AXA Assistance is the global assistance specialist provider in Automotive, Travel, Home, Health and Life Care Services.

Europcar

Treves Group

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Treves Group is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of acoustic and thermal insulation solutions for the automotive industry.

Europcar

Buzzcar

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Buzzcar is a peer-to-peer car-sharing community platform.

Europcar

Tiempo

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Tiempo Secure develops and qualifies high end products to address critical applications.

Europcar

DriveQuant

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DriveQuant develops driving data analysis services based on physical models and mathematical optimization tools.

Europcar

IES Synergy

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IES Synergy designs and manufactures power conversion solutions for the electric vehicle (EV) market.

Europcar

Carglass

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Carglass specializes in the replacement, repair, and distribution of automotive glass.

Europcar

Altaroad

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ALTAROAD offers a real-time analysis of data allowing to measure the footprint or the weight of a specific vehicle.

Europcar

Actimesure

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Actimesure is an automotive platform that specializes in the design and production of dimensional control tools for the industrial sector.

Europcar

Norbert Dentressangle

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Norbert Dentressangle is a major European transport, logistics, and freight forwarding company. It was founded in 1979

Europcar

NAVX

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NAVX collects, processes and distributes geolocalized content that can be used in GPS and any location-aware devices.

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Flexitech Holding

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Flexitech Holding is a designer and supplier of hydraulic braking hoses for the automotive industry.

Europcar

Effidence

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Effidence Intelligent automation system for your vehicle, Effibot: a self-contained electric assistance robot.

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Alliance Automotive Group

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Founded in 1989, Alliance Automotive Group is leader in the independent automotive aftermarket in France and the UK.

Written by Warren Tesla

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