The new life of Autolib

No more traffic jams in Paris! No more damage to unscrupulous users … The 2.800 of the 4,000 Bluecars promised to be canceled, after the sudden stop this summer, by decision of the mayor of Paris, the carpooling service of Bolloré, the routes could resume more calm. Already some fifty of these cars, designed by the prestigious Italian designer Pininfarina and recognizable by their aluminum housing, found buyers during a first public sale this Saturday was held in Romorantin (Loir-et-Cher).

Gift from Parisians

Due to the wind and rain of an autumn day, hundreds of people braved themselves early in the carrefour hypermarket carrefour of this small town in the heart of Sologne to achieve the good deal promised by the organizers: an electric car for 3,700 euros! Some, like these two young people from Marseille the night before, spent the night in their car, others arrived at 4 am to be the first to enjoy the windfall. "For once, Parisians give us a gift!"called one of the future owners in the queue.

Welcomed 4 by 4 by the team of the local garage responsible for sales, potential buyers, retired couples, quadras or young adults come, largely, from the environment or neighboring departments (Cher and Indre-et-Loire), no questions about the age of the vehicles, their mileage, the reliability of the battery or the after-sales service.

Goodbye gasoline

But all, with the exception of some who did not hide from their skepticism, already had the idea to take action. Usually to buy a second car, meant for small trips, sometimes to take advantage of the scrap premium of his old vehicle (2,000 euros under conditions of resources), or for "Prepare for the ecological transition"and always to save fuel.

It is also appropriate on the site called "adieulessence.com", that future buyers, warned by local media and social networks, were able to learn more about the conditions of the operation. It was founded by the company MyCar, which bought the Bluecar from Bolloré and added the services of the Caradec garage in Romorantin.

Antoine Boudet