Posts Tagged: Autolib’

Paris pulls the plug on Bolloré’s Autolib electric car-sharing service

French conglomerate Bolloré launched its Autolib electric car-sharing service in Paris in 2011, and later expanded to other French cities, as well as London, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the Paris operation has died. After a very public dispute, the syndicate that brought together the 103 partner municipalities, including Paris, in Île-de-France, terminated its contract… Read more »

Bolloré’s electric Bluecar, with novel solid-state batteries, coming to London

Electric car-sharing service Autolib has become a hit in Paris and two other French cities since its 2011 launch, and now boasts a fleet of over 3,500 EVs. Corporate parent the Bolloré Group also has a fleet of electric Bluebuses operating on Parisian streets, and has been working on bringing electric car sharing to Indianapolis… Read more »

France to build nationwide EV charging network, phase out diesel cars

French industrial giant Bolloré plans to invest 150 million euros over the next four years to build a network of 16,000 public charging points across the country. Economy and Finance Minister Emmanuel Macron said that Bolloré may be granted tax relief for installing the charging stations on public highways. “Through a private initiative with public… Read more »

Bolloré launches all-electric car sharing service in Indianapolis

The Bolloré Group will invest $35 million in Indianapolis for what it says will be the largest electric car sharing service in the US. The BlueIndy service is based on Bolloré’s existing Autolib’ in Paris, and its similar offerings in Lyon and Bordeaux. French industrial conglomerate Bolloré partnered with Italian car designer Pininfarina to build… Read more »

Bolloré subsidiary to manage London’s charging network

Transport for London (TfL) has selected IER, a subsidiary of the France-based Bolloré Group, take over the management of Source London, the capital’s EV charging network. IER will be responsible for all back office functions, working from its UK offices, and plans to work with new and existing Source London partners to expand the network… Read more »

EVs for share or rent?

The world’s transportation ecosystem has hundreds of species of vehicles, each one adapted to the requirements of its particular niche. Some niches are clearly well-suited to EVs, and others are probably not. Urban delivery trucks, which typically make route-based journeys from a central depot and consume a lot of diesel fuel, can quickly recoup an… Read more »

Electric car sharing takes off in Paris, stalls in Berlin

Some see car sharing as a killer app for EVs – users make short journeys, return the cars to central locations, and pay per trip, so they don’t have to worry about high up-front costs. Others are more skeptical, pointing out that some customers are non-car owners who want to use shared cars to get… Read more »

Bolloré Group to launch electric car share program in Indianapolis

The Bolloré Group plans to invest approximately $35 million to launch an all-electric car share program in Indianapolis early next year. The system will include 500 EVs and 1,200 charging stations at 200 car-share locations. “This program provides a great opportunity for downtown workers, residents and visitors to get around town in a car without… Read more »

Paris car sharing service launches with 250 EVs

Car sharing services, which allow drivers to rent vehicles for a few hours at a time, are popular in Europe’s cities. They’re a natural fit for EVs, because most users will drive only short distances, the cars can be recharged at the central pick-up/drop-off locations, and of course EVs reduce air and noise pollution in… Read more »