Electric vehicles, Solutions
The Group produces and sells electricity storage solutions for both mobile and stationary use, ranging from the production of electric vehicles and the creation of car-sharing systems to complete solutions to produce, store and distribute decentralized, clean and free electricity, via solar energy, particularly in Africa.
In addition, the Group subsidiaries IER and Polyconseil play an important role in the success of electricity storage applications.
Mobile applications from Blue Applications
Bolloré Group has joined forces with the famous Turin coach-builder, Pininfarina, to produce the Bluecar®. Running on an LMP® (Lithium Metal Polymer) battery, this four-seater electric city car has a range of 250 km and offers maximum safety.
Launched on December 5, 2011, Autolib' operated by the Bolloré Group as part of a public service delegation contract, enjoyed extremely fast growth. This service, which is unique in terms of size on ease of use, allows users to rent an electric car from one of the stations located in Paris and 90 surrounding municipalities.
Following this success, Bluecarsharing launched similar car-sharing services. Bluely in Lyon-Villeurbanne on October 10, 2013, Bluecub in Bordeaux, at the end of November 2013 and Blueindy in Indianapolis (USA), on September 2015. In London, the Bolloré Group manages a network of 1,400 charging terminals.
Since 2011, the Bollore Group has been producing a 6-meter electric bus with capacity for 22 passengers. Running on LMP® batteries, the 6-meter Bluebus has a minimum range of 120 km. It has already become part of the public transportation networks in places as varied as Tours, La Reunion, Rambouillet, Laval, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Bayonne and Tarbes...
Launched at the end of 2015, the 12-meter Bluebus is a clean public transport solution with a capacity of 100 passengers and an autonomy between 180 and 250 km.
Running on tires and entirely electric, Bluetram is a clean public transport solution that needs neither rails nor overhead power lines.
The first Bluetram was inaugurated on the Champs-Elysees in Paris at the beginning of December 2015 for the Paris Climate Conference (COP21). It was piloted for the rest of the winter, transporting visitors, free of charge, between the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde.
Stationary applications and systems from Blue Applications
BLUESTORAGE: STATIONARY APPLICATIONS
Bluestorage is developing a line of electricity storage solutions from a few kWh to several MWh of stored energy, intended for a variety of end-users: electricity consumers (individuals and businesses, etc) and the players in the electrical networks. The Group has developed an innovative and environmentally friendly concept for Africa, called "Bluezone", which allows the installation of solar-powered batteries at autonomous community facilities.
In addition, Bluestorage has developed a 100% green public transportation concept relying on solar panels provided by Bluesun (a joint venture with the Total Group), stationary LMP® batteries and Bluebus vehicles.
IER is the leading provider of solutions designed to optimize and secure the flow of goods and persons. In this respect, it has developed terminals, self-service terminals and identification and geopositioning systems that have recently led to its emergence as a key player in the car-sharing market.
In addition, it is the global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of terminals for large transportation networks (air, rail and sea).
With its expertise in the field of terminals and developments in automatic identification solutions, IER has become a major player in new mobility solutions for transportation, and especially electric car-sharing systems.
IER designs, develops and integrates a combination of identification, traceability and mobility solutions for use by industry and by logistics and transportation operators. With expertise encompassing a comprehensive range of technologies, including bar code, RFID, vocal, Wi-Fi and GPRS, IER has become the gold standard for integration and service.
It also offers a complete range of secure solutions for pedestrian and vehicular access, and for the protection of sensitive sites, through its subsidiary, Automatic Systems (AS). Using its international distribution network, AS is one of the leading global suppliers of large security integrators.
Polyconseil offers a comprehensive range of digital transformation solutions for businesses and is working alongside governments and local authorities to build the cities of tomorrow. It has a workforce of more than 100 people.
Polyconseil’s mission under the Autolib’ project was to guide the entire project to create the Autolib’ car-sharing operation. Since the service first opened to the public, Polyconseil has been involved in the expansion of Autolib’ and other car-sharing services offered by Blue Solutions: Bluely in Lyon, Bluecub in Bordeaux and Blueindy in the United States.