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Officials: Indy to get electric car-sharing system

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Business and public officials say a French company plans to expand its car-sharing business into Indianapolis by establishing a fleet of 500 electric cars.

Mayor Greg Ballard tells The Indianapolis Star that the addition of Bolloré Group's $35 million system to a plan to convert the city's 3,100-vehicle fleet to alternative energy sources by 2025 would give Indianapolis more charging stations than any other city in the nation.

The company's Paris service opened in late 2011. Bolloré says customers have used its fleet of 1,800 cars to take 2 million trips between 823 rental locations.

The Star says the proposed Indianapolis system would have up to 1,200 charging stations at up to 200 locations.

Officials plan to formally announce the plan Monday.

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