The service launched after a short trial phase that started in March 2016 has now made available 100 charging stations and 70 Bluecars. The carsharing service is already in Paris, Lyon, and Bordeaux but also in Indianapolis, USA. The launch in Turin is a logical step and is also a symbolic event given that it was in the same city that the first electric vehicle Bluecars were designed next to the Italian carmaker Pinifarina.
In order to present the service, the electric bus by Bolloré , the Bluebus will travel in the city to meet the residents. Also, Bluetorino ambassadors will be there to present the service and propose to test the Bluetorino/
The carsharing service offers 24/7 assistance, free parking and free access to the limited zone of circulation in the centre of the historic city. This measure named “Zone à Trafic Limité” is also in place in other Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, and Milan. Italy just like France wants to reduce traffic of vehicles with thermal engines, since they pose a threat to our environment.
In Asia, Singapore is on the list of cities that will probably see the arrival of the carsharing service soon. For the moment, the Blue solutions company aims for 175, 000 rentals in 2017 compared to 100,000 for this year, said Marie Bolloré, General Director of electric mobility applications at Blue Solutions. In 2018, 1400 vehicles will be used for 7000 stations to come.