Indianapolis’ self-service electric car sharing service has added a high-profile location. BlueIndy says Indianapolis International Airport now has 20 parking spaces with Bluecars available in the daily parking garage.
The BlueIndy fleet currently has 200 cars available in Indianapolis, with plans in place for more vehicles. The electric cars are manufactured by BlueIndy’s parent company, France-based Bolloré. The service launched in September 2015, attracting more than 1,600 members.
BlueIndy General Manager Scott Prince says the electric car-sharing station is the "first ever" to be located at an airport. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the station "will provide a convenient transportation option throughout a person’s stay and an affordable choice to travel around Indianapolis."
Last year, Marion County Auditor Julie Voorhies filed a lawsuit against the city of Indianapolis over $6 million she says was illegally paid to help fund the program. In the suit, she says the city did not publicly bid the construction project. Other critics object to Bluecars taking up prominent parking places on public streets.