Indianapolis' BlueIndy all-electric car sharing service starts up today, with residents and visitors now able to access the EVs for short-term rentals.
We pay a visit to Indianapolis to learn more about the BlueIndy carsharing service. It offers all-electric BlueCars to the public for by-the-minute drives.
Autolib, the Parisian electric car sharing service, is not having the kind of start it had hoped for. Though the program officially kicked off in October, the rubber really hit the road in December and, since that time, 30 to 40 of the 250 Bolloré-built Bluecars in the fleet have had to be taken out of service. The problem stems from a combination of vandalism – something the city's bicycle-sharing program also experiences a lot of – and ordinary breakdowns of one sort or anot
The French capital city of Paris has officially kicked off its Earth-friendly electric-car-for-hire scheme, rolling out battery "bubble cars" on Sunday and potentially sparking a revolution in transport.
2008 Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar – Click above for high-res image gallery
Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar – Click above for high-res image gallery
Pininfarina B0 concept, the basis for the Bluecar - Click above for high-res image gallery
Pininfarina B0 concept - Click above for a high-res gallery
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