The rising cost of car ownership has driven a lot of Indy residents to use car-sharing services like BlueIndy to get around. In less than a year more than 2,100 Indy residents have subscribed to BlueIndy.
According to consumer reports, as of this summer, the electric fleet has grown to 272 cars in operation and 75 pickups and drop off sites, each with five charging stations. BlueIndy plans to have 500 cars in their fleet with 200 charging stations conveniently placed around the city.
BlueIndy’s car sharing service is a perfect complement to the city’s long-term public transit strategy, which includes expansion of IndyGo and bicycle lanes. BlueIndy will also help attract professional talent to the city’s employee base, and help central Indiana move more quickly away from fossil fuels as an energy source for public transportation.