30 Aug '12, 12am

Finally, a luxury city car share. BMW’s electric car sharing program powers into San Francisco. @BMWi

Finally, a luxury city car share. BMW’s electric car sharing program powers into San Francisco. @BMWi

Historically, cars haven’t been among my favorite things. But that's just changed after test driving the BMW Active E , the electric version of the 1 Series luxury coupe, and the star of DriveNow’s new luxury car sharing program that just launched this month in San Francisco (the first of its kind outside of Germany). The program lets you use your smart phone to rent one of these sleek white electric coupes, with GPS, leather upholstery, and top-notch speakers for blasting tunes as you cruise along the Embarcadero or across the Golden Gate Bridge for an evening in the Headlands. DriveNow currently provides 70 of them at eight tether stations, five of which are downtown, two are on the waterfront, and one is at the Oakland Airport, with more on the way (including SFO). You can find a map here . The cost is a one-time membership fee of $39, plus $12 for 30 minutes (prices va...

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