France – The plant will make Bolloré's four-seat cabriolet from September this year, with an installed capacity of 15 vehicles per day for a maximum of 3,500 each year. PSA will also distribute the electric vehicle (EV).
In a joint statement, the two companies said the strategic cooperation reflects their “shared commitment towards sustainable mobility”. They also intend to become leaders in the car-sharing market, initially in Europe and later through the creation of a joint venture “to deploy car-sharing solutions worldwide using electric vehicles (passenger cars and commercial vehicles), as well as low-emission internal combustion vehicles”. Already, PSA and Bolloré have each introduced car-sharing schemes in France and Germany.
Carlos Tavares, chairman of the management board at PSA, commented: “The agreement signed between our two companies reflects the vision that Vincent Bolloré and I share of clean, sustainable mobility solutions that enable us to provide our customers with the freedom to get around, which we consider a fundamental right in today's society.”
Vincent Bolloré, chairman and CEO of Bolloré, added that the partnership is “a step forward in the development of mass-market electric vehicles”.
Bolloré has designed and developed several EVs, including the Bluesummer, Bluecar, Bluebus and Bluetram. News of its collaboration with PSA comes shortly after it was announced that Renault has started making the Bluecar at its plant in Dieppe, France.