BlueIndy faces challenges in quest for wide adoption

BlueIndy faces challenges in quest for wide adoption

Innovative Mobility Research UC Berkeley

August 29, 2015 by Hayleigh Colombo
BlueIndy plans to charge past its skeptics as its electric car-sharing program launches in Indianapolis Sept. 2, leaving behind the political consternation about whether Mayor Greg Ballard went rogue in green-lighting the program in the first place.Forget politics. Bolloré Group, the French company behind BlueIndy, now faces an even tougher test as it sets out to prove it chose the right city for the American debut of its service, which charges users a small fee to drive one of its electric cars.The company’s first 25 stations and 50 cars—it eventually plans 200 stations and 500 cars—are scattered downtown and in popular destinations like Broad Ripple and Meridian-Kessler. 

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September 1, 2015