280 electric cars landfill due to bankruptcy of car sharing operatorJune 2, 2020
After 6 years of operation, the American car-sharing operator BlueIndy filed for bankruptcy.
The company’s fleet included 280 electric cars. Almost all of them went for recycling. The local Fox channel 59 on Monday, June 1, showed how cars are stored in a landfill.
Many electric car sharing cars are stacks of 2 to 3 cars. They removed batteries for separate processing. Some electric cars still remained intact: BlueIndy is going to sell them to Los Angeles to another short-term car rental operator.
3,000 clients used the BlueIndy car sharing service on an ongoing basis, and the total number exceeded 180 thousand. This seemed insufficient to achieve payback, and the company completely went bankrupt during the coronavirus pandemic.
In total, $ 50 million was spent on launching BlueIndy, of which 6 were allocated by the Indianapolis government from taxpayers. In addition, the city authorities provided 450 parking spaces and helped to install 91 special charging stations. Now officials will have to decide the fate of the remaining charging terminals.
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