By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Toyota might be shunning full-size electric cars in preference for hydrogen fuel cell cars, but that hasn’t stopped the Japanese automaker from participating in a new pilot project which could make our cities greener and more pleasant to live in.

But it isn’t Toyota’s full-size RAV4 EV taking part: it’s Toyota’s all-electric i-ROAD and COMS urban runabouts.

Enter Citélib by Ha:mo (pronounced Haah mo) , a new pilot project due to start in October in the French city of Grenoble. Designed to cut city congestion, pollution and commute time, the backbone of the Ha:mo system is a cloud-connected computer system that allows users to check the status of public transport, view congestion, and even reserve all-electric two-seat city runabouts to help them make that final mile from the train station to their destination.

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