Autolib – Car Sharing French StyleMonday, 17 June 2013
The French were fairly pioneering with bicycle sharing and their Velib system has been a big hit. So it’s hardly surprising that with that French urge to do things their own way they’ve come up with a unique car sharing system. Autolib is government run, unlike the Zipcar and Flexicar programmes, and totally electric. In truly French fashion they’ve also come up with their own unique Bolloré cars. Why didn’t they just buy Nissan Leafs or Mitsubishi i-MiEVs? How on earth do the economics work? The French are astonishing!