Bolloré to Add Hundreds Of BlueCars to Autolib In Paris – Plans Country-Wide Charging Network In France

MAR 19 2014 BY MARK KANE 2

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Bollore Bluecars are the Vehicle of Choice for Autolib in France

Bolloré has decided to add 500 more electric car to its current Autolib fleet of over 2,000 in Paris by the end of June.

According to French media, by September the fleet will be no less than 2,750 and will include delivery versions of BlueCars, which we presented three months ago.

Developments are gaining momentum as infrastructure will be expanded by about 1,000 charging points.  The current number stands at 861 stations and 4,385 spots.

Bolloré probably hasn’t heard how hard it is to earn money on charging infrastructure (or maybe does not care) because it’s aiming to build, over just the next 24 months, a nationwide (France) network of 16,000 charging stations investing approximately €100 million. That works out to €6,250 per unit on average – which seems like a little too much coin for all slow charging units, so maybe there will be a few quick chargers in the mix.

For now, we must patiently wait for more details.

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Hm… Zoe should have used charge point number two. Now one point is blocked thanks to forward and backward chargeports on the two cars in the picture…

Each Autolib’ charging point contains three plugs. One dedicated for autolib cars with a short type1 cable already attached, one for other EVs with a type3 connector, and a standard 220v plug.
Bolloré recommends plugging ZOEs the way shown in the picture.