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Indianapolis Will Test Ambitious Electric Car Sharing System

The Technology section of the Money website expresses some surprise that the ambitious BlueIndy electric car sharing program is bound for Indy, and not some tech haven like San Francisco, Boston, or Austin.
September 5, 2015, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"On Wednesday, the nation’s most ambitious electric car sharing program launches in a city that’ll probably surprise you," according to an article by Brad Tuttle.

Drum roll please? The city is Indianapolis, and the program BlueIndy, "is being run by a French company called the Bolloré Group, which says it is investing $41 million in the Indianapolis operation," reports Tuttle.

"The company has said BlueIndy will have 25 charging stations and 50 vehicles around the city at launch, and the plan is for 200 stations and 500 electric cars in the near future. The cars themselves are small white hatchbacks made by Bolloré, featuring the BlueIndy logo on the sides."

Tuttle also notes that the electric car sharing system will come as a welcome relief in a city with one of the worst transit systems in the country, according to an evaluation in FiveThirtyEight from July 2014.

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Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in Money
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