On my previous visits to Indianapolis – the BlueIndy electric car-sharing service has not up and running. It took a bit longer than originally planned but service is now live. During my recent third visit to Indy – I took a walk around town and recorded a few locations. Beginning of video shows BlueIndy kiosk being constructed.
I have a safety concern about design. To unplug from charger – customer must step out slightly into oncoming traffic. If plug was placed on other side of car this wouldn’t have been an issue. I had to use extreme caution when recording connected port.
Recorded February 13, 2017.
BlueIndy is based on the extensive experience of the Bolloré Group, which deployed in Paris the world’s largest and most successful electric car sharing service
BlueIndy Twitter Indianapolis’ all-electric car sharing service. Self-service, convenient parking; a clean car without the costs of ownership! Follow for deals and updates.
Update May 31st 2020
BlueIndy stations could be uprooted Business owners fed up with electric car charging stations in front of their shops now have a vehicle to fight back
The Bolloré Bluecar is a small four-seat, three-door electric car supplied by Bolloré, designed by Pininfarina and manufactured by Cecomp in Bairo, Italy, under a joint venture owned by Bolloré and Pininfarina called Vehicule Électriques Pininfarina Bolloré (VEPB)
In May 2014 in the US, the Bluecars were showcased to the public in Indianapolis for a public car sharing program called BlueIndy
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