France’s Autolib Electric Car Share Goes For A Test Run
This green initiative hopes to encourage Paris citizens to subscribe be able to drive electric cars in and around the city.
On October 2, French billionaire Vincent Bollore launched the Autolib Car Share Program in Paris. This project is said to be the largest of its kind in the world, and will be running a test period for about two months. With the increased awareness on alternative energy forms as well as green transportation, the Autolib hopes to encourage Paris denizens to drive electric cars instead. Like a bike share, Autolib works by providing paying members the chance to borrow electric cars from several charging stations across the city. At the start of 2012, around 250 cars will be made available. Within a year, Autolib is targeting to bring out over 2,000 electric cars to improve Paris’ public transportation system.