CRF Blog

Paris ‘Bubble Cars’

by Bill Hayes

In Paris launches electric car-sharing plan, the Los Angeles Times reports that the French are focusing on electric cars to reduce pollution and noise.

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. [more]