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Paris Autolib Bluecar

Hannah Macmurray | 31 January

Late last year deployed a trial of its new electric car scheme called Autolib’ . the version of the now established and popular bike sharing system inspired London’s Boris It was, however, only on the 5 th of this year that the came out in force with 250 on the streets of Paris. With than 6,000 people signed up within the firs few the group aims to get 3,000 in service by the end of the year. The practicality of kind of undertaking in a city as and spatially challenged as Paris was not very ‘logical’ to say the least. The scheme in also rumoured to be a decision and commitment made by 3 Bertrand Delanöe . mayor of Nicolas Sarkozy . president of and Vincent Bolloré . owner of Delanoë sparked the idea his visionary bike sharing Velib’, Sarkozy approved the and Bolloré financed the dream.

Put them together and you have the scheme of its kind in the world, and what? It works!

Hiring a for the day, which involves a lot of interaction with an information that simply takes credit card details, is a process compared to a first with Autolib’. The Autolib’ entails searching for a registration bubble ’, not available at all stations, but clearly marked on website not to be confused that is a car sharing in Lyonsconfusing. Then if you are lucky you spend the next half hoping you can get in touch with an and when you do watch out because are trained to be friendly, too friendly! overcoming some suggestive we got down to the business of registering our ID, and credit card by scanning it on a

screen (anyone from any can use the service).

More unsolicited banter and a card is printed right and then that will you access to your electric chariot. If you are not into this of personal contact then to register for a year and get a permanent not a 24-hour trial pass we did for 10 euros.

The car’s roots go to a bubble design of the Bluecar in at the Geneva Motor Show . today’s incarnation is a direct of Pininfarina designed B0 production car debuted at the Paris Auto 2008. Penned by Lowie . designer of some of the first and green car designs the Sintesi and the Bluecar was due to go into production in Economies failed, business fumbled, and the project got delayed and the got morphed into, what be to the elegant Parisians, an eyesore.

Sadly the original lightness of and materials that made the Bolloré B0 so inspirational have clumsily translated into the Autolib’ Bluecar, thus this ‘first of its kind’ integration of an electric car sharing into a city like visually anti-climatic.

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Bolloré Bluecar by Pininfarina

Bolloré Bluecar by Pininfarina

Once you get over its heavy, unpainted aluminium body and the ‘un-designed’ stickers plastered all the car the interior smacks you in the face commonplace. Plain is not a word I associate with French or design but disappointingly the interior of the car beyond that, it is spartan. is understandable considering the rife that plagued the initiation of and our current frugal economic yet it seems like a missed to design something more to address these very

Had they considered the environmental as well that would added to the scheme’s ‘no credibility but the car seems to have made on the cheap with no in sight.

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

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