Bolloré wins Autolib’ contract in Paris (France)

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The Bolloré group has recently been awarded the contract for the management of Paris's future public electric car service Autolib’.
The Bolloré group has recently been awarded the contract for the management of Paris's future public car service Autolib’ for which it will provide 3,000 electric vehicles. The two other finalists in competition for this contract were Avis-RATP développement-SNCF-Vinci Park and the group VTLIB' (Véolia transport urbain). Initially, around 40 cities from the Ile de France region around Paris and the region will participate in the Autolib’ scheme, with more cities eligible to join the scheme in the future.

Bolloré will create a new “four places vehicle”, which will be manufactured in Italy for the Autolib’ scheme. It will use lithium metal polymer batteries, produced in Brittany, which will give them a range of about 250 kilometres. The vehicle charging time will be four hours and vehicles will be equipped with radio, GPS and on board computers.

The scheme is expected to start in October 2011 and should provide 3,000 vehicles by the end of 2011. By Spring 2012, 1,000 stations will be in operation and each station will provide 4 to 6 charging parking spaces for Autolib’ vehicles.

The system will be similar to the Velib’ cycling scheme. Vehicles will not need to be reserved in advance, or to be returned to the place where they were taken. There will be several options to subscribe to the scheme, from €10 for a daily subscription, to €15 for a monthly subscription, and €12 per month for the yearly registration. In addition, drivers will have to pay for every ½ of use and an additional cost each time they use a vehicle.

The charging stations will be financed by the municipalities and will cost €50,000 per station, totalling a total investment of €50 million by municipalities in addition to the €60 million Bolloré is investing in the project.

Source: Autolib Paris
Country: 
France
Topic: 
Clean and energy-efficient vehicles