4 October 2011 – Electric Bluecars are clean, green, chic and cheap and there should be 500 of them zipping around Paris by 2013 if officials have their way – cutting noise and air pollution and discouraging car ownership.

The Guardian’s website says the vehicle, tied to a car sharing scheme called Autolib, has been described as a “bubble car.”  It was designed by the Italian firm that makes Ferraris. But that’s where the similarity ends

The Bluecar goes forwards and backwards, has four seats, a tiny boot and an automatic gearbox.

Plug it in for eight hours and it will go from 0-100 kilometre per minute in 6.7 seconds, with a top speed of 130 kilometres per hour.

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