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    Report: Two Autolib electric carshare vehicles catch fire in Paris
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    The word for fire in French is "feu." We're not sure how to correctly translate "conspiracy theory," so we'll leave that one alone for now. Two Bollore Bluecar electric vehicles that were part of Autolib's carsharing service in Paris caught fire and were destroyed earlier this week, Plug In Cars ...

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    Report: Bollore accuses BMW of 'industrial espionage' over Bluecar EV secrets
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    Bollore has a beef with BMW, and it's apparently serious. The company that runs the French carsharing service Autolib filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker of, "using spies to gather information on its electric cars," in the words of AFP. The problem, allegedly, is that two ...

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    Report: French car-sharing service Autolib will make US debut in Indianapolis
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    Green car enthusiasts may have assumed that French electric car-sharing service Autolib would show up stateside in a city like San Francisco, Austin or Portland, but notoriously green Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard had other ideas. Led by Ballard, the racing city reached an agreement for ...

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    Report: Bollore Bluecar EV priced at 12,000 euros, plus 80-euro/month battery lease
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    Bollore, the company that supplies electric cars to the Paris carsharing service Autolib, will begin selling the vehicles for a rock-bottom 12,000 euros (US$15,550). That sounds good, but remember that that's without a battery, which buyers would have to rent with a monthly service plan. It ...

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    Official: EIB loans Bollore 75 million euros to expand Autolib electric carsharing program
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    It looks like Parisian electric-vehicle car-sharing service Autolib just got some more juice. The European Investment Bank (EIB) loaned France-based conglomerate Bollore 75 million euros ($98 million) to expand its Autolib service throughout the French capital. Last year, Bollore received a 130 ...

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    Video: Translogic tackles how Parisians share transportation
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    This week, our sister site Translogic heads off to Paris to check out the Vélib' bike-sharing and Autolib' electric-vehicle sharing programs. Vélib' boasts 20,000 bikes and 1,800 stations throughout the city, where anyone with a credit card can check out a bike on the fly. More ...

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    Parisian Autolib car sharing service suffers setbacks, sells 6,000 subscriptions
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    Autolib, the Parisian electric car sharing service, is not having the kind of start it had hoped for. Though the program officially kicked off in October, the rubber really hit the road in December and, since that time, 30 to 40 of the 250 Bolloré-built Bluecars in the fleet have had to be ...

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    Report: London considers copying Paris' Autolib electric car-sharing scheme
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    Since London has already copied Paris' Velib public bicycle rental service, it seems fitting that England's capital city is considering an electric vehicle-sharing scheme that mimics Paris' recently launched Autolib. For full details on Autolib, click here. London's city officials will ...

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    Report: Electric Bollore Bluecar hits Paris streets as Autolib car share launches [w/video]
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    The French capital city of Paris has officially kicked off its Earth-friendly electric-car-for-hire scheme, rolling out battery "bubble cars" on Sunday and potentially sparking a revolution in transport. Hot on the wheels of Velib – Paris' self-service bicycle scheme – comes Autolib, ...

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    Billionaire Bollore to invest $131M into Paris' Autolib program
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    Billionaire tycoon Vincent Bollore has committed to invest over 100 million euros ($131 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) into Autolib, Paris' electric carsharing program. The city's car-for-hire scheme is modeled after the successful, but often times problematic, Vélib ...

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    Paris to introduce Autolib electric car-sharing program in 2011
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    Starting next year, the French capital is going to have a lot more electrons flowing through its roadways. After two years of refining the program, the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, has finally unveiled the Autolib, a new car-sharing program comprising a fleet of 3,000 electric cars. ...

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    City of Paris and Europcar fight for Autolib' trade name
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    The story of the Paris' easy EV rental project, dubbed Autolib', is not a bed of roses. First of all, there were continuous delays announcing the specifics of the service. Finally, we found out it would consist of 3,000 cars that will be available 24/7 at a cost of €5 per half an hour. Now, ...

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    Paris' electric vehicle car-sharing system put on hold
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    Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë announced an all-new EV public rental service, called Auto'lib, one year ago. Inspired by successful public bike rental system Ve'lib and the German Car2Go system (pictured above), the idea was that you could rent an electric car for short trips in the city. ...

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    Paris Mayor promises electric car sharing. Gets re-elected.
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    The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, has been touting the idea of an electric or hybrid car sharing program for the "city of lights" for some time now. Trouble was, he had an election to win before he could really claim a mandate to make it happen. Luckily for him and his socialist-leaning ...

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