Posts Tagged: Electric Car Sharing

Los Angeles launches low-income EV car-sharing pilot

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has offered $1.6 million to the city of Los Angeles to set up a pilot EV car-sharing program in disadvantaged communities. The program’s goal is to serve 7,000 residents. The project will fulfill one of the mandates of the Charge Ahead California Initiative, a package of pro-electromobility measures enacted… Read more »

French city launches car-sharing service with tiny Toyota EVs

The City of Grenoble, France has launched a unique car-sharing service featuring ultra-compact EVs and close integration into the local public transport system. Cité lib by Ha:mo (for Harmonious Mobility), which is patterned after a system that Toyota has been piloting in Japan, opens October 1 for a three-year trial period. Toyota is providing 70… Read more »

French car-sharing service will use Toyota i-ROAD and COMS EVs

A new electric car-sharing service will go into operation in the French city of Grenoble in October for a three-year trial period. Ha:Mo, a cooperative effort of Toyota, utility EDF, and local car-sharing operator Citélib, will feature 70 Toyota i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact EVs and about 30 charging stations. The idea is to allow commuters… 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 »

300 EVs will join the parade on the streets of Amsterdam

The menagerie of vehicles on the streets of Amsterdam is about to get a little greener, as a fleet of rental EVs joins the trams, bicycles, and pedicabs on the quaint, occasionaly chaotic, cobblestones. Car2go, a subsidiary of Daimler, will launch Europe’s first zero-emissions car sharing fleet in November, when the company’s Amsterdam operation (one… Read more »