Bolloré Bluecar Now On Sale In France, Priced Below Renault Zoé at € 12,000
In 2012, Bolloré’s Bluecar was the best selling electric vehicle in France for 2012, provided you are OK with considering a car that was lease/rent only and booked 1,700 of its 2,000 sales to date exclusively to car sharing service Autolib to the EV sales leaderboard.
However, from this point on, we will see the real world sales level of Bolloré’s four-seat, three-door EV, as the company has announced it will be offering the car for sale.
The 2013 Bolloré Bluecar will cost € 12,000 ($15,900 USD), after a € 7,000 green rebate is applied in France. This amount puts the Italian EV just below its French counterpart, the upcoming Renault Zoé at € 13,700 (18,100 USD), which launches to the public next month.
Both vehicle prices do not include battery leases, which for the Bluecar is €80/month, and €79 for the Zoe. Of note, the Renault Zoe has a maximum km threshold of 12,500 km (7,700 miles), the Bluecar has no such restrictions.
Some specs on the 2013 Bolloré Bluecar:
- 30 kWh lithium polymer battery
- theoretical range of 250 km (160 mi) in the city, 150 km (93 miles) on the highway
- top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph)
- acceleration: 0-60 km/h (37 mph) in 6.3 seconds
The Bluecar will continue to be available through Autolib at a rate of €500/month (US$663), and carries a very flexible minimum 3 month contract (up to a maximum of 20 months). This lease/rent pricing also includes insurance and charging at Autolib stations.
As part of the battery lease with purchase of the car, Bolloré says battery is changed, without charge, from 400,000 km. The EV also comes with a 12 month comprehensive warranty.
More details on the Bolloré Bluecar and the new selling structure can be found here (en français)