Groupe Renault goes further in shared and sustainable mobility
Leader and pioneer of electric vehicles in Europe, Groupe Renault has established itself at the forefront of shared, eco-friendly mobility options, particularly in urban areas. Madrid, Paris, Copenhagen… the initiatives are multiplying and showcase a strong ambition. This year, this ambition takes on an unprecedented dimension, thanks to a trio that is making quite an impression: the EZ-GO, EZ-PRO and EZ-ULTIMO concept cars. Three complementary and bold responses that reflect an overall vision: to allow everyone to benefit tomorrow from a sustainable, autonomous, electric and connected mobility, a foreshadowing of future offers.
After EZ-GO and EZ-PRO, EZ-ULTIMO completes the trio of concept cars illustrating Groupe Renault’s vision of the future of mobility services: electric, connected, autonomous and shared. These services are already emerging just behind the offerings that are currently being tested or marketed in the areas of carsharing and on-demand transport.
In July 2018, the City of Paris and Groupe Renault also announced their intention to share their expertise and their skills to develop new electric mobility offerings for Parisians, residents of the surrounding area and visitors. Our goal is to operate a fleet of 2,000 electric vehicles in this context by the end of 2019.
The first offering already launched from a dedicated application, the Renault-ADA free-floating mobility service Moov’in.Paris with 200 Renault ZOEs and 20 Renault Twizys is available throughout the capital, as well as in Clichy (Hauts-de-Seine). The number of vehicles put into service will be rapidly increased (500 by the end of the year) to keep pace with customer demand, while ensuring the highest quality of service. The Moov’in.Paris app is already available for download via the Apple Store and Google Play. One month after its launch, 10,000 people have already subscribed to the service.
In Paris and the Paris region, the Marcel private car service already allows to book or hail a vehicle 24/7, allowing riders the option to choose an electric vehicle at the time of the order for an eco-friendly on-demand transport solution. In France, Renault is also investing in carsharing through Renault Mobility, an app which enables passengers to hail a self-service vehicle any time of day, and which makes it possible for businesses to share vehicles in their fleet to optimize their use rate. But that’s not all! This app includes a rental service with passenger and light commercial vehicles to transport furniture from an IKEA store to customers’ homes.
In the suburbs of Rouen, as part of the Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab, we spent this summer in high gear by launching an experiment with shared robot vehicles circulating on open roads. A first in Europe!
Moreover, the electric mobility services operated by Groupe Renault do not only concern France. Under the Zity name, and in partnership with Ferrovial: a free-floating carsharing service in the streets of Madrid, with a fleet of 500 ZOEs. In Denmark, Renault supplied 450 ZOEs for the Green Mobility project which also offers a carsharing service.
A pioneer in electric mobility, Groupe Renault is also a major player in the area of electric ecosystems. After Porto Santo (archipelago of Madeira, Portugal) in February 2018, the second smart island project has just been unveiled in Belle-Île-en-Mer. Developed in partnership with the Municipalities of Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Morbihan Energies, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis, this smart electric ecosystem aims to support the island’s energy transition by reducing its carbon footprint and reducing energy consumption, promoting its energy independence.