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Travel Innovations: Electric Car Share Program in Paris

Paris’ wildly successful bike share program, entitled Velib, has inspired similar initiatives across the globe. Cities like Toronto and DC adopted their own versions of the program and many more are popping up every month. But it doesn’t stop there. The Parisian Mayor has a new initiative that will likely spur equal amounts of excitement.

By late 2009, Paris will launch a city wide electric car-share program dubbed Autolib. Powered by a fleet of 4000 vehicles (2000 in Paris & 2000 in surrounding surburbs), users would be able to rent the cars from one of the 700 planned parking lots and drop them off at any other available lot. When you consider issues like gas, parking and the environment Autolib will be an enticing option for many city travelers.

Spotted via Gadling.

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