BlueIndy Waiting For U.S. Department of Transportation Approval For Bluecars

APR 30 2014 BY MARK KANE 4

Bolloré Bluecars

Bolloré Bluecars

Bolloré is preparing to launch a car sharing scheme in Indianapolis, but as a matter of fact, we still do not know what EVs will be used there in the program.

In announcing a possible electricity rate hike, some media outlets are reporting that BlueIndy LLC is waiting for approval of Bollore Bluecars.

“BlueIndy plans to use the EV made by Bollore, the Bluecar, which is under review by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Muller described the car as similar in size to a Toyota Yaris and said it can run 150 miles on one charge, though most car-sharing trips last 30 minutes or less.”

“If the federal government doesn’t approve the Bluecar for use in the United States, BlueIndy will use Chevy Volts or another EV, under the city agreement.”

BlueVolts? In the attached article we see very comprehensive outlook of BlueIndy, but there still remains several uknowns.

Source: ibj.com

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4 Comments on "BlueIndy Waiting For U.S. Department of Transportation Approval For Bluecars"

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I thought the idea was to use BEVs, so I doubt they’d use Volts. More likely Leafs. Would be cool if it was Spark EVs, or Focus EVs.

Also, not sure if L3 charging is important. Do the ones in France use L3?

The BlueCar must have been approved since they rent many of the in the IndyBlue program now. I wish we had them in the Phoenix area to give them a desert heat test.

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Mayor/initiatives/Pages/Electric-Vehicles0124-4069.aspx

Does anyone know if we will ever see this car in any other states and if so when?
With 160 mile range it’s a real leader.