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Published on November 1st, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


A Look At Paris Car-Sharing Program Autolib’

Bike sharing and car sharing may slowly transform transportation systems as we know them this century. And Paris is a clear leader on this front, with the wildly successful bike-sharing program Velib’ leading to many near replicas in major and medium-sized cities across the globe. Now, the city is also taking a lead in the electric car-sharing genre. Here’s a look at the city’s Autolib’ program form sister site Ecopreneurist:

Paris Car Share Autolib’ Enjoys Success After First Year (via Ecopreneurist)

Many cities around the world are familiar with car sharing programs, by which citizens without a means of transportation may “rent” cars on a pay-as-you-go basis in order to save money. In most cases, these programs help to cut traffic congestion because they encourage patrons to give up personal…

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

  • xuanvu

    WRONG PHOTOGRAPH that is NOT an AUTOLIB BOLLORE BLUECAR which are silver by the way.

    • Zachary Shahan

      it’s a repost (embedded), so we can’t actually change the photo.

  • Mac McDougal

    Zach, this is such a cool program. Is anyone able to do a followup to see if there are any US cities following this program?

    • Zachary Shahan

      We’ve covered similar companies a handful fo times. Assume more are popping up each month. A list summary post might be a good idea. :D

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