The new life of Autolib

No more traffic jams in Paris! No more damage suffered by unscrupulous users … The 2,800 of the 4,000 Bluecars promised to scrap, after the sudden halt this summer, by decision of the mayor of Paris, the car sharing service run by Bolloré, could resume the routes of calmer. Already some fifty of these cars designed by the prestigious Italian designer Pininfarina and recognizable by their aluminum body, have found buyers during a first public sale held this Saturday in Romorantin (Loir-et-Cher).

Gift of the Parisians

Defying the wind and rain of an autumn day, several hundred people crowded in the early hours of the carrefour hypermarket carrefour of this small town in the heart of Sologne to get the good deal promised by the organizers: electric car for 3,700 euros! Some, like these two young men from Marseilles the night before, spent the night in the car, others arrived at 4 in the morning to be the first to enjoy the unexpected good. "For once, Parisians give us a present!"exclaimed one of the future owners in the queue.

Welcomed 4 to 4 by the local garage team responsible for the sale, potential buyers, retired couples, square or young adults come, for the most part, from the surrounding area or from neighboring departments (Cher and Indre-et-Loire), are not no questions about the age of the vehicles, their mileage, battery reliability or after-sales service.

Goodbye petrol

But everyone, with the exception of some who did not hide for their skepticism, had already had the idea of ​​acting. More often to buy a second car, intended for small trips, sometimes to benefit from the premium of his old vehicle (2,000 euros in resource conditions), or for "Preparations for the ecological transition"and always to save fuel.

It is also on the site rightly called "adieulessence.com", that future buyers, alerted by local media and social networks, have been able to know the terms of the transaction. This was created by the company MyCar, which bought the Bluecar da Bolloré, and added the services of the Caradec garage in Romorantin.

Antoine Boudet

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