BlueIndy Electric Car Sharing
In its first month of operation, BlueIndy - a car sharing service with EVs that launched about two months ago in Indianapolis - reached the 500-member mark and logged 1,500 trips.
According to Autoblog, as of this week, the number of rides already crossed 3,000 - not bad for the fleet of 50 Bluecars.
"Reaching the 500-member mark has special significance in the land of the Indianapolis 500, said BlueIndy General Manager Scott Prince and it is even more significant to see the number of trips passing the 1500 mark. Our goal is to deliver a convenient, affordable and reliable transit option. The enthusiasm for our new service has been fantastic and many people have already commented on how BlueIndy helps them save money and time and enhances their mobility in the city. "
On average, usage of each Bluecar is probably at over one a day, but this is still the early stages of the project.
On the other hand, for BlueIndy, the much larger problem than the rollout is the taxpayer money used to build the business: