This European capital tried to fight climate change - but things didn't go as they'd hoped

Dock-free electric scooters Lime-S by California-based bicycle sharing service Lime are stacked on Parisian cobblestones in a street of Paris, France, May 19, 2019. Picture taken May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann - RC1168DDA230

14% of all greenhouse gases are generated from transportation. Image: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Tiago Ratinho
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, IÉSEG School of Management
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A snapped Lime lies abandoned in Paris. Attempting to speed their launch and minimise costs, e-mobility firms have often used off-the-shelf scooters that die quickly on city streets.
Image: Leighton Kille/The Conversation France,
Paris, Rue de l'Abbé de l'Epée and the Boulevard Saint-Michel, May 27, 2019. Eight Birds, one Jump and a Mobike try to temp city residents and visitors.
Image: Leighton Kille/The Conversation France
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An Ofo and an Obike come out after an extended dip in the Seine, June 20, 2019. Both firms gave up trying to crack the Paris market long ago.
Image: Leighton Kille/The Conversation France
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