Paris revs up for electric car rentals

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Four years after the French capital’s two-wheeled habits with an easy-to-rent system, officials launched a project in Paris Monday for the car.

Regional and business unveiled Autolib, an electric car service they hope yield big benefits for the city’s and polluted streets.

Now we can imagine the without the stink and noise of pipes, said French Vincent Bollore, whose is supplying the project’s electric

You can walk behind an Autolib car a push-chair and not worry about

The launch follows a successful trial of 250 Bluecar electric

Under the system, users a car at one location and can drop it off at another. New will be added each with officials eventually to have 3,000 cars and stations in place, many of alongside metro and railway

The city’s socialist mayor Delanoe described the car as a revolution will improve the quality of across the French capital, the risks of public scepticism and

A little more than years ago we introduced the Velib, it was an as well as a risk which was met scepticism and sarcasm, the mayor

The project, costing about million euros ($5.8 is being co-financed with the Ile-de-France council.

Paris, in with other cities as New York, already has a popular car share scheme.

But officials say that France is the to deploy an all-electric fleet a new generation of lithium-metal-polymer batteries can hold a charge lasting up to times longer than cells.

Bollore says a charge will provide a of up to 250 kilometres in town. The little can comfortably seat four manufacturers say. It will fewer parked cars, traffic and less pollution, said.

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Residents and tourists were to embrace Paris’s bicycle-rental known as Velib, launched in Impressed with the project, adopted a similar initiative.

and its suburbs are now dotted with 1,800 docking stations more than 20,000 of the utilitarian bikes.

But the bicycles been prone to vandalism and with battered bikes up as far away as Morocco or used as stunt bikes in YouTube

When asked about the of vandalism to the new electric cars, acknowledged it was a risk but said the were made of the highly materials.

Contracts are 144 euros per year, four or five euros for half hour of use. can also get weekly or daily

The project has met with resistance a number of Paris district citing cost and doubts the public appetite for the scheme, as as by car rental companies.

Some have criticised the project for car culture and for the extra draw on nuclear power stations the vehicles will create.

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