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Photo Friday: Citizen Scientist – Testing EV potential on the road

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Paris’s autolib car share program is, in essence, one of the world’s largest real-world electric vehicle testing laboratories. This photo shows one of the enrollment centers, where new users can register for the service, along with two of the program’s electric vehicles.

Photo Credit: Autolib enrollment station taken on October 3, 2011 by Groume and found using Creative Commons.

Melissa C. Lott About the Author: An engineer and researcher who works at the intersection of energy, environment, technology, and policy. Follow on Twitter @mclott.

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