Indianapolis’ new electric car-sharing service says it has attracted more than 500 members and 1,500 trips in its first month of service. The $35 million BlueIndy program launched September 2, with plans to ultimately include 500 vehicles and 200 stations.
BlueIndy offers daily, weekly, monthly and yearly memberships. Organizers say the vast majority of members use the yearly plan.
The electric vehicle sharing program was developed by the France-based Bolloré Group. Indianapolis is the company’s first American market.
The program received negative attention ahead of its launch, as Democratic members of the Indianapolis City-County Council tried to halt the effort, citing issues with the company’s deal with the city and use of parking places on public streets.