Two new branches of the car-sharing company operated by Caisse-Commune have just opened in Saint-Michel and Mairie in the 17th arrondissement, bring the total number of auto-partage stations in Paris to ten. Benefits for the environment are such that the Ville de Paris is actively promoting the venture with the capitals public car park operators. All the car park contracts currently up for renewal now specifically request the development of a car-sharing service. The advantages for drivers include cheap rental vehicles available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no up-keep or insurance costs and no parking problems. The concept of car-sharing (auto-partage), which was first introduced in France in 1999 by Caisse-Commune, now has over 200,000 adherents across Europe. The full list of auto-partage stations in Paris can be found on the Caisse-Commune website.