This is rental car number 13 and today I'm driving the 2015 Bollore Bluecar Electric.

There's more details below, but I just wanted to quickly say ~thank you~ for watching my video. Please comment below and share your thoughts. Or just take a second and say 'Hey'. I'd love to hear from you. Cheers!

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Notes:

Year: 2015
Make: Bollore
Model: Bluecar Electric

Type: Small four-seat, three-door electric car.
Designed by: Pininfarina

Electric Range: Around 160 miles (250 km)
Battery: 30 kWh lithium polymer battery

FINAL THOUGHTS:
For those that don't know, Indianapolis has a great car sharing program called Blue Indy. Scattered across the city are small stations with several Bolloré Bluecars for rent via automated kiosks. I tried one out for an hour and really enjoyed the overall experience. Though it ended up costing me about $25 (kinda pricey for a hour) and the car was...well you'll see. It's pretty stripped down and lacks any exciting features. Still fun to drive though. I'm glad I got the chance to drive the BlueCar and I'm looking forward to visiting Indy again so I can try out a newer model.

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Comments

    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars

      This is an older review and I have to admit, I was waaaay to harsh in this video. I've done almost 100 reviews since posting this video and I now see the benefits of having a stripped down car (with very few features) as part of a ride sharing service. Anyway, I'm looking forward to going back to Indy soon and I hope I'll get a chance to test out BlueIndy again and post an update. Cheers!

      about 4 months ago
    • Ryan Sargent
      Ryan Sargent

      Drove one of these for the first time in Paris this week. This is a really comprehensive review so thank you for that.
      The acceleration wasn't as punchy for me as I was expecting for an EV, but for the city is was perfectly quick.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dylan Mayhew
      Dylan Mayhew

      That's a very interesting and cool rental concept!
      I never knew about these cars.

      How do they hold people accountable for damages?
      Seems like you don't interact with anyone.

      So if I took one out and dented the door, I'm guess they just write it off?

      That car is so small basic and simple I wonder how much money one would cost if it was sold to the public?
      Likely allot more then I would hope.
      But I feel within the next decade we'll likely see a cheap electric car that can be purchased!

      If that doesn't happen I feel it's likely due to all the policy's/laws/regulations Trump is rolling back.

      But there are many other countries and manufacturers in different countries who will see this done.
      Besides if the American companies can see a market they can make money from they will jump on it all the same!

      I wouldn't buy an electric car my self my concerns would be long term maintenance.
      But who knows what i'll be saying in 30 years.

      I haven't heard much about hydrogen powered/fuel cell cars.
      That technology I always found interesting.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dylan Mayhew
      Dylan Mayhew In reply to Dylan Mayhew

      That's not to bad I suppose.
      For that kinda money you could get a lot nicer gas powered car.

      But $23k for a electric car that can do 250kms doesn't seem bad.

      It will really be something when you could get a basic electric car like this for $13 or $14k!

      I feel once that happens and actually having them sell in North America I'm sure I would begin to see allot of them around!
      I'm sure the same can be said for Europe.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ryan Sargent
      Ryan Sargent In reply to Dylan Mayhew

      In France they can be bought outright for €19,000 (~$22,800), which for a car that does 250 km isn't bad. But it's really basic inside and feels really cheap.

      about 1 year ago
    • James Sempy
      James Sempy

      the reason of lack xciting features:
      customer doesn't take big care of a rented car ... well, at least here in Europe.

      about 1 year ago
    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars In reply to James Sempy

      Very true. I think I was disappointed, because I was SO EXCITED to drive my first electric. In retrospect, I should have been much kinder in my review. It really was a great overall experience. I hoping to go back to Indianapolis soon and try out one of Blue Indy's newer cars.

      about 1 year ago
    • Peter Jones
      Peter Jones

      is that a USB port in the center console?

      about 1 year ago
    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars In reply to Peter Jones

      +Air Bnb I think so....sorry, it's been so long that I can't remember. You can call Blue Indy and ask. Or email them. I wasn't a huge fan of their car, but their customer service was top notch.

      about 1 year ago
    • Peter Jones
      Peter Jones

      2 stars feels a bit low but for me it depends on the price, range, and charging speed.

      about 1 year ago
    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars In reply to Peter Jones

      +Air Bnb 2 stars for the car? Yeah, you're probably right, thats probably a bit too low. However, not to low for a rental car experience. For the cost I paid, I wanted a much nicer vehicle. Speaking of which, have you driven one of these?

      about 1 year ago
    • Vincent D
      Vincent D

      I drove past some of these on my trip to Indy this past weekend. Didn't try one out (btw my rental car was a 2017 Chevy Camaro LT1 RS V6 from Avis) but they looked cool. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

      about 1 year ago
    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars In reply to Vincent D

      +Vincent D I rented that exact same car last week! Mine was bright red with Michigan plates. Really fun to drive.

      about 1 year ago
    • stephen10
      stephen10

      Peugeot has bought blue indy and wants to developp this programm in the whole usa. They have bought also Opel/vauxhall (ex-General motors) and they 'll use their electric technology for that

      about 1 year ago
    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars In reply to stephen10

      +stephen10 I think the whole car sharing idea is super fascinating. I hope it catches on...and soon. As for not selling cars here, well that's a bit disappointing. I think the US need more electric car options, lots more.

      about 1 year ago
    • stephen10
      stephen10 In reply to stephen10

      they will return in usa like that. they don't want to sell cars in car shop center like the others.

      about 1 year ago
    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars In reply to stephen10

      +stephen10 Really? I think that's great idea. I love the concept. Hopefully, when this is done on a larger scale the cost will come down.

      about 1 year ago
    • Anthony Kuipers
      Anthony Kuipers

      this car is a 2015

      about 2 years ago
    • Anthony Kuipers
      Anthony Kuipers In reply to Anthony Kuipers

      100 Rental Cars anytime and thank you

      about 2 years ago
    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars In reply to Anthony Kuipers

      +Anthony Kuipers And I really appreciate you commenting and reaching out. I'll be back in Indy this Spring and I will definitely be renting a few of your cars. You guys are doing amazing work and I'm a huge fan.

      about 2 years ago
    • Anthony Kuipers
      Anthony Kuipers In reply to Anthony Kuipers

      100 Rental Cars the rear hatch has a lever on the floor by the console. as for the radio they have been known to be buggy but it's getting better. as for comfort I'm 6'4 so I understand where your coming from. the French aren't as tall as the American people. So hopefully that will be in the next design. appreciate the feedback. we really are hoping to get cupholders somehow.

      about 2 years ago
    • 100 Rental Cars
      100 Rental Cars In reply to Anthony Kuipers

      +Anthony Kuipers I found it difficult to access the radio and, at least on the car I had, I couldn't figure out how to open the rear hatch. But I think you're right to point out that this is a car designed for frequent short distance use. Overall I had a wonderful experience. I just thought the interior could be a bit more comfortable.

      about 2 years ago
    • Anthony Kuipers
      Anthony Kuipers In reply to Anthony Kuipers

      the car is designed for short trips usually no longer than an hour. the vinyl seats are designed to be easy to clean. most features that we are used to are made to increase long term comfort. What features would you like to see for a car that is built for short city commutes?

      about 2 years ago