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French EV-Sharing Service Bolloré Bluecar in Many

By Laurent J. Masson · 13, 2011

A Bolloré Bluecar from the Autolib Parisian

When the Bolloré Bluecar was unveiled at the Paris motor in October 2008, it was supposed to be the electric car for trendy urbanites. At that’s what people saying. It was using the promising Metal Polymer battery the Bolloré group, and world-famous Pininfarina had given it an award-winning It also had a cool name, not French, Bluecar . The concept was to be followed by the production model six later, but with changing conditions, nothing came for two

Then we learned that the Bluecar had won the bidding procedure to cars for Autolib, the electric car service in Paris.

The Pininfarina Bolloré Bluecar concept 2008

The EV service has started, and are now 250 electric Bolloré Bluecars in the French capital. The city of has been very successful its Velib bike-rental scheme and is a lot of enthusiasm that this new car will be equally popular. people who love driving cars do not share this It’s easy to understand Just look at the white car versus the grey production

The expensive LED front lights been replaced by generic ones. Stylish solar and body-colored bumpers are gone. The feel of the car is gone.

I suppose that was expected, the luxury city car has been into a robust tool will get many users it with a it’s not my car attitude. But are other problems. The Autolib started on December 5, and there are reports of car’s breakdowns and bugs and failures in the car functioning or in the process.

But let’s remain that all the problems will be out.

The Bolloré conglomerate huge, has no experience in making It hired the service of two Italian manufacturers, but they lacked to set up a solid industrial manufacturing It shows. Build quality is The Bluecar is more like a City. rather than the of a large manufacturer.

Performance also is poor. A i-MiEV is probably faster, it’s hard to say by how much there are no cars available for Anyone can rent an Autolib but you to pay, and journalists are not used to

Her’s another issue: the car is only allowed in Paris and surrounding cities46 in total. are no test tracks there, and it be difficult to accelerate fast for a decent evaluation while in traffic. Maybe we should not of the Bolloré Bluecar as a car, but as a After all, it’s to buy the car.

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Parisians can only rent it on a basis.

This is the new transportation for the folks who say they’d rather own a phone than a caryou’ve I’m not one of them. Paris is a nightmare for drivers with gridlock, and Autolib is making it more difficult. Six-thousand spots, a rare commodity, been reserved for the Autolib

They have a charging and any other car trying to park will be fined, and towed

A Bolloré Bluecar from the Autolib Parisian service

To a user, one has to go through one of 40 rental The station looks like a phone booth, with a screen for videoconferencing with an representative, a scanner for your license, a credit-card machine, and a printer which will you the magnetized card to get into the One you’re in the system, you can book a car via the web or a and cost is moderate.

Standard cost €10 (US $13.50) a €15 (US $20) a week, and (US $195) a year. Beyond the hourly fees run from to €13 depending on the rental The plan might work, but I it would stand a better with a fun-to-drive upmarket EV.

Maybe Infiniti will that need.

Bollore Bluecar Electric Cars
Bollore Bluecar Electric Cars
Bollore Bluecar Electric Cars
Bollore Bluecar Electric Cars
Bollore Bluecar Electric Cars
Bollore Bluecar Electric Cars
Bollore Bluecar Electric Cars


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