Bolloré Intends To Launch Bluesummer This Summer

MAY 3 2015 BY MARK KANE 5

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Two years after its unveiling in 2013, Bolloré finally decided to launch its Bluesummer electric cars on the market.

The cabriolet is based on the Bluecar and has the same 30 kWh battery and 50 kW motor.

Autonomy stand at some 200 km (124 miles) in city or around half of this at higher speeds outside of the city. More data is available at the dedicated website (only French).

In the upcoming months, about a dozen rentals in several cities on the south of France will get Bluesummers.

There should eventually be an option to buy the cars for some €17,700 (including incentives) without batteries (rented from €79/month).

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5 Comments on "Bolloré Intends To Launch Bluesummer This Summer"

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Ocean Railroader

Who’s going to pay 79 Euros to rent a stupid battery a month. That totally slaughters the idea of EV’s being cheaper.

At least Tesla as high as their prices are offering a 10 kilowatt solar battery for $3500

speculawyer

Kinda cute. Terrible aerodynamics though.

wavelet

Several Renault models were originally available with battery rental only.
The Smart ED also has a rental option.

Since the battery is such an expensive component and one that degrades, it reasonable to offer this kind of option for customers who worry about uncertain degradation. It may also make resale value more certain, since otherwise it’s hard to determine what condition the battery’s reall in.

Paul

The cars of Bolloré have different batteries then all other EVs, batteries that empty themselves within two days when the car is not driving. Therefore these cars are not environmentally friendly, give EVs bad press and should not be allowed on the road. It is not acceptable that in case such cars start selling in great numbers several power stations are needed just for the recharging of batteries of cars that aren’t driving.

Segacity

Counted 15 in Sint Maarten, just arrived. But parked unused. System’s probably not up yet.