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    Dec082011

    Paris launches electric car-sharing plan



    The Autolib' concept is modeled after a bike-sharing plan called Velib'. The system is aimed at discouraging private car ownership, as well as reducing noise and air pollution. October 02, 2011|By Kim Willsher, Los Angeles Times

    Reporting from Paris — The French capital rolled out the first of its new eco-friendly electric "bubble cars" on Sunday at the launch of a car-sharing plan it hopes will spark a quiet transportation revolution.
    Hot on the wheels of Paris' self-service bicycle program known as Velib', comes Autolib'. As with the 20,000 cycles at hundreds of stations across the city since 2007, anyone wishing to get from Point A to Point B in the French capital will soon be able to pick up an electric Bluecar at one location and drop it off at another.

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