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Paris Introducing Electric Moped Rental Program

The city of Paris, France, will be introducing a new electric moped rental program later this summer — as part of the mayor’s growing efforts to address the city’s ubiquitous air pollution and traffic congestion.

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The new rental program — which will be managed by the electric vehicle (EV) rental firm Cityscoot — will comprise 1000 electric scooters, made available all across the capital city. Helmets and gloves will also be available for rental with the mopeds.

The full-scale rollout of the new program follows on a successful trial — which made use of 50 electric mopeds — implemented by Cityscoot over the last few months.


A rep for the office of Mayor Anne Hildago was quoted by the news agency AFP as stating that the trial had been very successful — and that, “in the last three months 1,200 testers have completed nearly 4,500 journeys.”

Pricing for the rental service will reportedly be around €3 for 15 minutes of moped use. The service will be integrated with a smartphone app — likely allowing for a fast and easy rental process.

For more information on the country’s (and city’s) efforts to address pollution and traffic congestion via electric vehicles and bikesharing programs, see:

Images via Cityscoot

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



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