Paris Launches Electric Car Share Program

France’s minister of Industry Eric Besson walks out a Bluecar yesterday. Image via Newser.

Paris, France is taking their greening initiative to a whole new level. In addition to a popular bike-share program, Paris has unveiled Autolib, a new electric car-share program. Drivers can now share small electric cars called Bluecar for 30 minutes at a cost of only $6-$12 in addition to membership fees that run $15 a day or $215 a year. Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë hopes to have 3,000 cars at 1,000 stations by the end of next year. So far the pilot program has 66 cars and 33 charging stations.

“We want to persuade people to shift from the concept of owning a car to that of using a car,” Autolib’s general manager told the BBC. [Newser]

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