Christian Fraser has a closer look at new Paris electric car
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Closer look at new Paris electric car project

Paris is launching its first car-sharing project as it aims to clear its traffic-clogged boulevards.

The Autolib system is intended to build on the success of the Velib bicycle-rental service, similar to that operating in many European cities.

A two-month pilot project will allow motorists to hire the battery-powered Bluecar for 30 minutes at a cost of four to eight euros.

The cars are being provided by entrepreneur Vincent Bollore and manufactured by the Italian designer Pininfarina, famous for sculpting Ferraris and Maseratis.

Our correspondent Christian Fraser takes a closer look at the cars - and hears from Vincent Bollore.

  • 04 Oct 2011
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