The 2011 founded electric car sharing service started by Bolloré, Autolib is in some financial trouble, according to media reports. The problem is that the service is still not cost-effective.
Furthermore, there also have been some complaints regarding the conditions of the BEVs. Mayor Anne Hidalgo is considering prematurely ending the contract with Bolloré, which is supposed to go until 2023, and introduce a free-floating-sharing concept instead.
The responsible figures from the city have already begun meeting representatives from a series of car manufacturers on Monday, who have stated an interest in replacing Autolib in Paris, including Renault, PSA, BMW and Daimler.