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Published on November 1st, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


A Look At Paris Car-Sharing Program Autolib’

November 1st, 2012 by  

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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  • xuanvu

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

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

  • 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?

    • 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. 😀

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