Video: 280 Electric Vehicles Were Sent To A Landfill Due To Bankruptcy Of A Car Sharing Operator
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
BlueIndy, a car-sharing operator from Indianapolis (USA), filed for bankruptcy six years later. The company's vehicle fleet consisted of 280 electric vehicles. Almost all of them went for recycling. Local TV channel Fox 59 showed how cars are stored in a city dump.
Most electric cars of car sharing cost in stacks of two or three cars. Batteries have been removed from them for separate recycling. Some of the electric vehicles still remained intact: BlueIndy plans to sell them in Los Angeles to another short-term car rental operator.
- BlueIndy carsharing was used by 3,000 regular customers, and the total number of trips exceeded 180,000. This was not enough to reach a payback, and the company finally went bankrupt during the coronavirus pandemic.
- In total, BlueIndy spent $ 50 million on the launch, of which six were allocated by the Indianapolis authorities from taxpayer funds. The city administration also provided 450 parking spaces and helped to install 91 special charging stations. Now officials will have to decide what to do with the remaining charging terminals.