Paris Pursues Electric Car Sharing MIT Technology Review

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Paris Pursues Electric Car

Autolib imagined. Credit: City Hall, 2008

The of selling mobility on demand than cars themselves may be gaining some traction. the stackable urban rental proposed by GM-funded researchers at MIT fall?

Well, Paris is hard to make that a reality. The French capital is up to offer the auto equivalent of a distributed bicycle-rental scheme provides more than bikes at more than sites across the city and the Paris mayor Bertrand announced in June that the will place 4,000 electric cars at 700 Autolib points around Paris and the starting in 2010.

And according to business daily Les (story en français ), train SNCF is vying to operate the points out of its train stations, are distributed across and around

And now, the city may finally a solution to a potential game-killing the uneven distribution of vehicles as pile up at popular destinations. are well aware of this By midmorning, for example, as Vélib at the periphery of the city empty out and downtown jam up, it’s not unusual to see redistributing the bikes to counter the

That’s easy enough bicycles but harder to envision even small electric

The city’s solution? According to a document reported by auto-news Caradisiac (again, story en ), the plan is to simply have declare their destination checking out a car. In response, the will determine the closest point with a free for drop-off and reserve that

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No news on solving another problem for Paris’s Autolib the name. Lyon, which Paris to the bike-share program its own vélo’v. already sports a car-share program called .

Could a similar scheme in the U.S. Issues of Forbes that will appear on next week tout the MIT Car concept as the embodiment of a new car-sharing for troubled automakers. City Car Bill Mitchell of the MIT Media Smart Cities group to the drumbeat in a recent editorial for website BD. “People don’t cars, they want mobility,” writes Mitchell.

He argues that, rather bailing out car firms, governments be radically rethinking urban around ultralightweight battery vehicles (EVs). To provide most efficiently, says we should

… organise urban electric in mobility-on-demand systems like the bicycle system in Paris. of public-use cars would be at closely spaced sites the service area. If you want to go you walk to a nearby rack, a card, pick up a car, it to a rack near your and drop it off.

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