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Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë announced an all-new EV public rental service, called Auto'lib, one year ago. Inspired by successful public bike rental system Ve'lib and the German Car2Go system (pictured above), the idea was that you could rent an electric car for short trips in the city. However, the project is undergoing some modifications, since certain legal and financial problems have arisen. The legal problems arrise from questions about which group should be legally responsible for the

Paris is a city with its fair share of traffic problems. It's also the largest city where a public bicycle rental service is being used, very successfully (Ve'lib) and we already knew about the city's plans to install a similar service featuring electric cars. An EV rental plan even helped the Mayor win re-election, and more information about this plan has now been unveiled. First of all, the fleet is going to be exclusively electric, with 4,000 units. That's a very large order for a single mode

The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, has been touting the idea of an electric or hybrid car sharing program for the "city of lights" for some time now. Trouble was, he had an election to win before he could really claim a mandate to make it happen. Luckily for him and his socialist-leaning ways, the electorate have been quite unhappy in recent days with their right wing, wife dumping, model-marrying president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and to express themselves federally, they voted locally for mon

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