Renault inks partnership deal to build EVS for Bollore Group

Article by Christian A., on September 12, 2014

Renault and Bollore Group have inked a partnership agreement in which the French carmaker will build Bluecar electric vehicles for the latter’s car-share programs. The partners will also conduct a feasibility study for Renault to develop and build a new three-seater electric vehicle powered by Bollore's batteries.

Renault will produce the Bluecar EVs at its Dieppe site in France for the Bollore Group's car-sharing program. Bollore's Bluecars were produced in Italy by a joint venture with contract manufacturer Pininfarina. Expected production volume of Bollore cars at the Dieppe and Italy sites is pegged at 2,500 units in 2015.

To materialize further the agreement, Bollore and Renault will create a joint venture that will provide car-sharing services in France and other places in Europe. Bollore and Renault will own 70 percent and 30 percent of the joint venture, respectively.

According to Renault, its Zoe and Twizy EVs will be offered in Bollore’s networks – and eventually reach a proportion of 30 percent as quickly as possible. Bollore's Autolib car sharing service is currently operational in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux.

Bollore plans to launch the service in London by 2016. It is also making a $35-million investment to establish its first service in Indianapolis, Indiana.

It is now in the midst of building 25 vehicle distribution kiosks and up to 1,000 public charging stations in the city. Bollore plans to set up similar services in other US cities once its Indianapolis operations go online. The group also intends to set up the service in China.

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