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1Renault, Bollore get together for new EV, Bluecar production, carsharing

The Bollore Bluecar has a deep connection to Pininfarina. The Italian design house and coachbuilder helped Bollore create the B0 (the concept that led to the Bluecar) and has built all of the Bluecars to date. Starting in the second half of 2015, though, Renault is going to take over production of the carsharing electric vehicle at its plant in Dieppe in Normandy, France.

1Indianapolis utility customers will pay less for BlueIndy carsharing

New Settlement Drops Monthly Fee From 44 to 28 Cents

The BlueIndy carsharing program is currently being tested in Indianapolis, IN, but there is already some good news to report. The utility company supporting the all-electric-vehicle system, Indianapolis Power And Light, originally thought it would charge its customers 44 cents a month for BlueIndy, but that number has been dropped to 28 cents after a settlement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor.

AddBlueCar car-sharing affiliate will debut in Indianapolis early next year

Start your engines. Quietly. France's Bollore Group is putting a green spin on Indianapolis's motor-racing tradition by making official its planned debut of its all-electric car-sharing service in the US. It will be called, naturally, BlueIndy.

AddTwo Autolib electric carshare vehicles catch fire in Paris

The word for fire in French is "feu." We're not sure how to correctly translate "conspiracy theory," so we'll leave that one alone for now. Two Bollore Bluecar electric vehicles that were part of Autolib's carsharing service in Paris caught fire and were destroyed earlier this week, Plug In Cars reports. The cars were part of a 2,000-car fleet for Autolib. There were no injuries.

7Renault, Bollore partner on carsharing, electric vehicles

Bolloré, the company behind the car-sharing service Autolib, is going to get to work alongside French automaker Renault on some of these newfangled mobility issues. The two companies have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on car-sharing operations and, possibly, to develop an all-electric three-seater. Renault says it may invest in Bolloré's Bluely and Bluecub services in Lyon and the Bordeaux regions, respectively. The two companies may also work together on a electric trik

6Bollore accuses BMW of 'industrial espionage' over Bluecar EV secrets

Bollore has a beef with BMW, and it's apparently serious. The company that runs the French carsharing service Autolib filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker of, "using spies to gather information on its electric cars," in the words of AFP. The problem, allegedly, is that two employees of engineering firm P3, which was working for BMW, were seen "tampering" with both Autolib charging stations and electric vehicles. The two were arrested in Paris and released after being questione

2French car-sharing service Autolib will make US debut in Indianapolis

Green car enthusiasts may have assumed that French electric car-sharing service Autolib would show up stateside in a city like San Francisco, Austin or Portland, but notoriously green Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard had other ideas.

AddBollore Bluecar EV priced at 12,000 euros, plus 80-euro/month battery lease

Bollore, the company that supplies electric cars to the Paris carsharing service Autolib, will begin selling the vehicles for a rock-bottom 12,000 euros (US$15,550). That sounds good, but remember that that's without a battery, which buyers would have to rent with a monthly service plan.

5EIB loans Bollore 75 million euros to expand Autolib electric carsharing program

It looks like Parisian electric-vehicle car-sharing service Autolib just got some more juice.

AddBillionaire Bollore to invest $131M into Paris' Autolib program

Billionaire tycoon Vincent Bollore has committed to invest over 100 million euros ($131 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) into Autolib, Paris' electric carsharing program. The city's car-for-hire scheme is modeled after the successful, but often times problematic, Vélib bike-sharing program. Autolib is scheduled to kick off next fall and will allow area residents a chance to rent electric cars from one of the 700-plus soon-to-be installed stations.

AddPininfarina negotiates deal that may terminate electric vehicle venture with Bollore

2008 Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBollore and Pininfarina target fall 2010 launch for Bluecar EV

Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddREPORT: Pininfarinia, Bollore Bluecar still on track

Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddPininfarina Bluecar confirmed for sale next year

2008 Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBolloré reports 3,300 reservations for electric Pininfarina BlueCar

Pininfarina B0 concept - Click above for a high-res gallery

AddHeuliez begins accepting orders for Friendly electric car in France

Last fall at the Paris Motor Show, auto parts supplier and part-time vehicle assembler Heuliez debuted an electric car called the Friendly. As of Thursday, the three-seat electric vehicles were made available for pre-order on the internet. Three different versions of the Friendly will be available, all sporting nickel metal hydride battery packs that offer a range of between 100 and 250 kilometers (60-155 miles). Starting price is 12,000 euros ($15,500 in the U.S.). A deposit of 10 euros reporte

AddGeneva 2009: Pininfarina and Bollor� now accepting orders for all-electric B0

Click on picture for a complete high-resolution gallery of the B0 concept

AddBollor� courts Evo Morales and Bolivia's lithium

French industry giant Group Bolloré, which we're familar with for their involvement with Pininfarina in a handful of interesting electric car projects, announced it has contacted Bolivian President Evo Morales to secure a supply of lithium in order to produce advanced batteries. Negotiations have been in the works for more than a year to guarantee access to what is estimated to be half of the total lithium resources in the world, located in Salar de Uyuni. Bolloré is competing agai

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