Can Paris reinvent itself as a future mobility leader?

While Paris no longer enjoys the same automotive reputation it held a decade ago, it still retains the potential to reach former heights. By Jack Hunsley

Over a decade ago, Paris appeared to be a city truly on the cusp of the latest automotive innovations. Starting with the launch of the originally Lyon-based bike-sharing scheme Vélib in 2007, and later the launch of electric car-sharing program Autolib in 2011, the city looked to be pulling no punches when it came to implementing future mobility trends. However, over the past decade as the connected, autonomous, shared and electric (CASE) megatrends have expanded, Paris has slipped down the pecking order….

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