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Electric car service BlueIndy pulling the plug in Indianapolis next year

Posted at 10:28 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 19:29:42-05

INDIANAPOLIS — BlueIndy, the electric car-sharing service that began in 2015 to complaints and controversy, is ending next year.

BlueIndy will end service on May 21, 2020, according to its website.

According to an FAQ page, it is ending the service because it “did not reach the level of activity required to be economically viable here.”

For yearly members, membership fees as of March 21 will be waived. Youth and student members will receive refunds.

BlueIndy started in Indianapolis in 2015, despite complaints from local businesses about losing parking spots in front of their storefronts. Before Indianapolis, the company was already in operation in France and Italy.