100 electric vehicles will come to the Los Angeles neighborhoods that need them the most.
The Citroen E-Mehari costs €25,000, but the battery is another €79 per month.
Citroen reveals its E-Mehari, a funky cabriolet that will begin production early 2016 and add extra electric quirk to the French automaker's lineup.
In the first two months, BlueIndy says it has signed up over 500 people to annual memberships and has seen its EVs go on over 3,000 rides.
BlueIndy faces lingering questions about city subsidies and complaints about charging stations tying up parking spaces.
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.
The EV that PSA will build for Bollore is called the Bluesummer, and it looks like a Jeep that married a Think City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
It looks like Parisian electric-vehicle car-sharing service Autolib just got some more juice.