BlueIndy continues to open new stations around town, with BlueIndy workers showing up at the new location at specified times to talk about what car sharing is and signing up new users. It seems like this technique, and the company's other promotional efforts, are paying off. You can find the initial press announcement about the first month's stats below.
Newly launched electric car sharing service proving popular
INDIANAPOLIS – After one month in service, Indianapolis' new all-electric car sharing service - BlueIndy – has attracted a large number of members and its recognizable electric cars are criss- crossing the city. The electric service launched on September 2 and quickly began registering daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly memberships. The cost-effective service allows consumers to use all-electric cars for short trips around town, complementing the city's public transit system. The vast majority of members opt for the yearly plan which is the most economical with a 20- minute ride costing just $4.
BlueIndy uses the Bluecar, an electric vehicle developed by the Bolloré Group. Bluecars have been operating since 2011 in Paris, Lyon, and Bordeaux under the names Autolib', Bluely, and Bluecub, respectively. Indianapolis is the first American city to use the Bluecar. The city was selected to be the US showcase for this unique service, with plans to expand to other leading cities around the globe.
"Reaching the 500-member mark has special significance in the land of the Indianapolis 500," said BlueIndy General Manager Scott Prince "and it is even more significant to see the number of trips passing the 1500 mark". "Our goal is to deliver a convenient, affordable and reliable transit option. The enthusiasm for our new service has been fantastic and many people have already commented on how BlueIndy helps them save money and time and enhances their mobility in the city".
BlueIndy has stations throughout the city where users can pick up and return vehicles. A number of additional stations and cars will be put in service in the coming months. For more information about the service, including membership plan details, promotions, and a map of operational and forthcoming stations, please visit the company's website at https://www.blue- indy.com.
BlueIndy LLC is the Indiana affiliate of the Bolloré Group, a multinational firm founded in 1822 and one of the 500 largest companies in the world (www.bollore.com). Bolloré Group's core business lines include transportation and logistics, communication and media, as well as electricity storage and solutions through its Blue Solutions division.