15.6.2017London EV car club Bluecity set to expand
Car sharing scheme Bluecity is expanding after a successful pilot for the club that only runs EVs. With an initial 10 cars making up the available vehicles for customers, the Bolloré Group - the firm behind Bluecity - will put more EVs on London streets, with up to 50 cars available by the end of summer.
Similar in operation to the TfL Santander Cycle scheme in London, users have a point-to-point set-up. This means they can reserve an EV through the app, drive it about in the capital, and end their time with it by parking it up at a charge point.
These charge points are part of the Source London network, which is also operated by the Bolloré Group, and can also be reserved via the app, or from the car itself.
Residents in Hammersmith and Fulham, Merton, and Hounslow are being offered a free 12 month subscription to the service to encourage locals to use the scheme. On top of that, free hours of rental are also being offered to residents trying out the set-up.
Christophe Arnaud, Managing Director of Bluecity, said: "We are delighted to be launching Bluecity in London and couldn't be more pleased with the reaction we had from our first members.
"Bluecity is London's first 100% EV point-to-point car sharing scheme and we encourage all Londoners to try an electric vehicle. Bluecity can help transform London by dramatically reducing air pollution, congestion and the number of cars on the road in the city."
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