27 Dec '13, 1pm

Chinese Car-Share Dispenses Electric Cars Like A Vending Machine

Chinese Car-Share Dispenses Electric Cars Like A Vending Machine

By Antony Ingram 363 views Dec 27, 2013 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter European readers may be quite familiar with the concept of a tower full of tiny vehicles, dispensing them to people below. Smart used just such a building to store its vehicles at Smart dealerships all around Europe when the vehicle was first released. Now, China is using a similar system for tiny electric cars (via Treehugger ), as part of a car sharing service hoping to make China's smog-choked streets just a little cleaner. China has long struggled with smoggy streets but the issue became much more public when the country hosted the Olympic Games back in 2008. Several athletes complained about the pollution and such problems have only become more public since--in the past year, Chinese cities have broken all manner of "highest smog ever recorded" records. Not all the po...

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