Joanne Vengadesan, a partner in the commercial team at Penningtons Manches, has advised Bluecity, London’s only 100% electric car sharing scheme, on its latest location at Gatwick Airport. Bluecity is part of the Bolloré Group, which runs electric car-sharing services in several cities worldwide.
Bluecity and Gatwick Airport recently announced, in a UK airport first, that users of Bluecity’s car sharing scheme can now pick up or drop off electric vehicles from the company’s new base at Gatwick’s South Terminal. Bluecity offers an affordable and eco-friendly option for those seeking to journey between the airport and London. The company estimates the cost of the journey in moderate traffic to be £15, with each car capable of carrying up to four passengers.
Currently, the service has 10 cars based at the airport, with hopes to expand the programme.
Bluecity’s Managing Director Christophe Arnaud said: “We are particularly proud of this milestone agreement with Gatwick Airport and look forward to our collaboration for years to come. We believe this new service is a fantastic solution for travellers. Our cars are powered exclusively with 100% renewable energy making the service the greenest and most affordable transport option to and from Central London.
“We were also delighted with the support of the Penningtons Manches team throughout.”
Joanne Vengadesan, who led the team at Penningtons Manches, commented: “We are proud to have worked alongside the Bluecity team in achieving the launch of this innovative and exciting service at Gatwick Airport.”
Penningtons Manches advises BlueCity and its sister company, BluePointLondon, which operates the Source London electric vehicle charging scheme. The Source London scheme now has 850 charge points throughout London.