The UK airport has launched a car-sharing service with ten electric vehicles and charge points from Bolloré’s BlueCity, building on an earlier trial. The vehicles are part of a larger city fleet, and can be used and dropped anywhere in London.
Gatwick also stated that the cost to drive one of the 4-door vehicles from the airport to the city centre would cost about £15 “in moderate traffic”. Should the service prove successful, the initiative is set to expand further. Chief commercial officer Guy Stephenson said: “Given the popular demand for similar electric car sharing services in other parts of the world, this new service has the potential to take off in the UK and we are proud to be at the forefront of this transport revolution.”
This also marks Bluecity’s first airport-based charging hub. Their managing director, Christophe Arnaud stated: “Our cars are powered exclusively with 100% renewable energy making the service the greenest and most affordable transport option to and from central London.”
For Bolloré, this is good news after their crisis in Paris, where the city cancelled their Autolib contract reportedly. In London however, BlueCity has been undergoing successful trials and also expanded the charging network BluePoint.