Bollore recently expanded its car-sharing service offered in Paris by adding new red Bluecars.
One would think that red is some performance version of the ordinary grey used by Autolib, but that's not the case. Those are delivery versions with two seats instead of four and have their own model designation: Utilib.
Reds can take over 500 lbs (230 kg) of payload or 900 liters. The advertised maximum range with 30 kWh battery pack remains at 250 km.
In the next few months, 100 of those cars will supplement the 2,900 passenger Bluecars that are available in the Paris area at some 900 stations. Through the the end of February, Utilib will be in beta phase.
By that time, a dedicated website will be setup alongside the current Autolib service.
Prices for using Utilib Bluecars will be €72 excl. VAT annually (€6 a month on average), plus €6 excl. VAT per hour. In the case of the passenger Autolib, it is €120 a year and €5.50 per half hour (including VAT).