FRANCE: Pininfarina inks Autolib car sharing deal
The electric cars that Cecomp will produce at Pininfarina’s Bairo Canavese plant - derived from the Pininfarina Bluecar, a project unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show - will be used for a public electric car rental service developed by the City of Paris
Pininfarina, Cecomp, Véhicules Electriques Pininfarina-Bolloré and Bolloré have signed an agreement for car production for Autolib's car sharing service in France.
The deal - that is subject to union agreement - will see Pininfarina lease production of 4,000 vehicles to Cecomp.
The cars will form part of the vehicle sharing service due to start in Paris from this October as well as 40 other municipalities in the Ile-de-France district.
"This contract will be effective upon completion of the trade unions consultation procedures and will be in effect until 31 December 2013, for a total value of EUR14m," (US$19.5m) said the company in a statement.
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