The first private sale of electric vehicles from the Paris car sharing service was successfully held on Saturday 10 November in Romorantin.
In Romorantin, the old Autolib is sold like a hotcake. Despite the rain and the wind, Saturday morning, hundreds of buyers have crowded a supermarket parking lot in Romorantin, in the heart of the Sologne, to try to buy an electric car from the car sharing service in Paris Autolib & # 39; , closed in August 2018.
Organized by a local garage, the sale began at 10 o'clock. Late in the morning, the 50 cars presented were sold at a unit price of 3700 euros. The organizers have therefore proposed another fifty, but this time without presenting them to their buyers who will pay the advertised price without seeing them.
Their low cost of use
Everyone is interested in the low cost of using this small car: no gas, connection to a power supply accessible to all, a free registration and a reduced insurance for 1 cv of taxes. Another attraction factor: the state bonus of 2,000 euros, conditionally accessible for the purchase of an electric vehicle, also used.
Only unknown, the after-sales service. It should be provided by the Blue network, created by the Bolloré group, creator of the Autolib system.
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Many questions also concern the state of the car whose aluminum prototype was designed by the Italian designer Pininfarina. After 2011, the year of the launch of Autolib, these vehicles have traveled an average of 100,000 kilometers.
The condition of the bodywork is variable. Bosses, scratches, scratches testify to the Parisian guide. The interiors in which subscribers have sometimes found advanced sandwiches or even syringes, have been cleaned. The gray faux leather seats are clean.
More Bluecars soon on sale
From the summer, about 3,500 Bluecar of the 4000 that counted the Autolib network had been stored in the premises of the former Matra plant, after the dismantling of the service in the Paris region. After this flash sale, other similar cars will be sold, but their price will be higher, between 4500 and 4700 euros.
At its highest level, Autolib had 150,000 subscribers. But the car sharing service had to face competition from other vehicles to move into the capital and suffer from a degraded image.
France Lebreton (with AFP)