03 Oct '11, 12am

Paris electric car sharing scheme sparks into life - 03 Oct 2011 - News from BusinessGreen

Paris flicks the switch today on the world's most high profile electric car sharing scheme, kicking off a two-month trial involving an initial 66 vehicles. The €35m Autolib scheme has been championed by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe, who wants to expand it to 3,000 vehicles and more than 1,000 rental stations by the end of 2012. FURTHER READING New battery promises 35 per cent range boost for electric cars Zipcar and Ford team up to drive car-sharing on US campuses Members pay a €10 membership fee, which allows them to can rent one of Autolib's Bluecars for half an hour at €4 to €8 a time. The cars can be reserved in advance and returned to any station. The Bluecar has been developed by Italian design firm Pininfarina and French company Groupe Bollore, whose founder, entrepreneur Vincent Bollore, told journalists that it has a range of up to 250km and can fully recharge in ...

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