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October 16, 2011 1:00 AM

Paris electric car share and a new e-motorcycle


(The Associated Press)

Paris car share
Paris has begun a two-month testing phase on one of the world's largest electric car-sharing programs. Autolib', named after the city's Velib' bike-sharing system, provides 250 four-seat "Bluecars" (shown) that people can use via subscription service. Organizers hope to expand to 3,000 cars at 1,000 parking stations around Paris and neighboring towns by the end of next year. Tourists will be able to use the service as long as they have a driver's license recognized in France.


New e-bike
Husqvarna of Sweden is parlaying its off-road motorcycle expertise into electric motorcycles. Its first is the E-go, a lightweight urban bike aimed at novice riders. No release date has been set.

--The Associated Press, Wheelbase Communications