EIB lends Bollore 75 mln euros for electric car service


PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank (EIB)has awarded Bollore 75 million euros ($97 million) tofund the expansion of its Paris electric car hire scheme,AutoLib, the company said on Friday.

The AutoLib funding follows an initial 130 million euro loanthe EIB granted Bollore, the investment and industrial holdinggroup of French billionaire Vincent Bollore, in January 2011.That loan was largely to fund investments in electricitystorage.

Separately, Vincent Bollore told daily Les Echos in aninterview on Friday that he planned to list shares of hisholding company's electric car and batteries business next year.

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(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by David Goodman)


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