PARIS – The City of Light plans to be the electric-car leader as early as next year. In late November, Paris will ask for bids for a program involving 3,000 electric cars that would be used for short-distance rentals in and around the French capital. The program, called Autolib, will be a revolution in transportation, says Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, and it could be in place by the end of 2010. “The cars will have to perform well for a revolutionary system that is completely innovative and ...

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