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Paris taps Bollore to run car-share plan


PARIS Baby, you can drive my And you. And you.

After its bike-sharing program, Paris is into higher gear, to lend out 3,000 electric across the City of Light to air pollution.

City officials on chose a bid by French billionaire Vincent Bollore to run Autolib’, a new program modeled on Paris’ three-year-old bicycle-sharing program,

Paris Mayor Bertrand said the service — is to begin in the city and nearby by the end of 2011 — will Paris the first major city with a car-sharing of its size.

Delanoe called the a revolution in efficiency that improve our quality of life.

Groupe Bollore, an industrial beat out two rival bidders a yearlong selection process: a of rental car giant Avis, public transport authority national rail operator and Vinci Park, an operator of garages; and Veolia Transport — an international operator of transport systems.

The four-seat — so called for their — developed by Bollore are to be at 1,200 stations in metropolitan and will be available around the Users must have a driver’s license and pay a subscription fee to one of the vehicles.

Italian car designer Pininfarina with Bollore to develop the

Tourists will be able to use the as long as they have a license recognized in France, U.S. and European visitors have no problem signing up. The will employ around 800 and will be financed by a euro60 ($80.2 million) investment by City and regional authorities pay to build the docking stations at a of euro50,000 ($66,800) each.

An annual subscription will euro12 ($16) per month, but and weekly options will be available. A euro250 ($335) deposit will also be The cars can be reserved in advance and to any station, similar to how Paris’ sharing program works.

A phase of the program is scheduled for and September, before the official in October.

Velib’ makes more 20,000 bikes and nearly stations available around the and nearby suburbs. Infrequent can pay by credit card, while pay a yearly fee of euro25 ($33) to access to the bikes.

The Associated

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