Electric Carsharing Service Sets Eyes on Los Angeles

The Bollore Group's Bluecars in Paris. Photo via Wikipedia.
The Bollore Group's Bluecars in Paris. Photo via Wikipedia.

Autolib Owner Vincent Bollore is looking to expand his electric carsharing service to Los Angeles and Singapore, according to a Bloomberg report. Originating in Paris, the service will debut later this year in London and Indianapolis.

“There is a big demand because of pollution, which is a very important matter everywhere in the world,” Bollore told Bloomberg. “You can’t solve the problem with a very expensive car. What we’ve developed is a very robust and very cheap battery and car, which we have been demonstrating in Paris over four years now.”

Bollore, who owns battery-maker Blue Solutions, started Autolib in 2011 with the Bluecar, which can travel about 150 miles per charge, according to the report. Since then, he expanded his fleet to include a convertible called Bluesummer, which he hopes to bring to Los Angeles.

Click here to read the full Bloomberg report: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-28/billionaire-bollore-eyes-los-angeles-in-car-sharing-expansion

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