This week, NPR ran a story about Paris’ plan to launch an electric vehicle-sharing system across the city. The initiative is scheduled to roll out in September of next year and will be considered the world’s largest electric car access program. Paris already has a successful bike rental system, known as Velib, so the city is hoping that the car sharing system, Autolib, will be a big hit.
What do you think of Paris’ Autolib plan? Do you think it will take off? Would you participate in a similar program if it was in the U.S.?
Here in the U.S., we are already making great progress in the electric vehicle arena with a strong focus on electric charging stations. Autoblog Green just reported that by October 2011, the ChargePoint America program is expected to complete the installation of 4,600 free public and home charging stations funded by a $15-million grant from the government. The chargers will allover the country including Austin, TX, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, FL, Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, Redmond, WA, and Washington D.C.
Are the chargers heading your way? Be on the look-out for the latest in electric vehicle innovation! We’re excited!