Posted 09/02/2015 in News by Steve
BlueIndy has put into service the first 50 of an eventual 500 electric vehicle car sharing program. The cars, located at strategic points in the city, provide on-demand transportation with the swipe of a membership card.
The zero emission Bluecars run on Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP) batteries developed by Bolloré and have a range of 120 miles between charges.
As of September 2015, 125 reserved parking spaces were equipped with charge points. As the service rolls out across the city, customers will be able to use up to 1,000 parking spaces in 200 BlueIndy stations outfitted with charging infrastructure and easy-to-use customer kiosks. With a membership card in hand, drivers swipe their card across the BlueIndy car windshield. The car automatically unlocks and configures the car with the drivers' favorite radio stations stored from previous trips. The standard BlueIndy membership costs $9.99 per month. Members pay four dollars for the first 20 minutes they use the car, and 20 cents for each minute thereafter. Membership are obtained via BlueIndy’s website or at BlueIndy enrollment kiosks. A BlueIndy smartphone app is available. Memberships may be purchased by the day, a week, a month, or a year.
BlueIndy LLC is the Indiana affiliate of the Bolloré Group, one of the 500 largest companies in the world. Bolloré Group’s business lines include transportation, logistics, and electricity storage and solutions through its Blue Solutions division.