The Zity offer will offer 500 electric ZOE carsharing. - ZIty
- Already present on the Paris carsharing market with ADA, Renault decided to offer a new offer in March with the Spanish company Ferrovial.
- This offer will offer 500 Zoe electric free-floating .
- The automaker is banking on great flexibility to attract users.
Since the end of Autolib 'in the summer of 2018, the car-sharing sector in Paris has been both promising and full of surprises. Promising for operators since Renault announces this Tuesday that it will launch its Zity offer in March, in partnership with the Spanish group Ferrovial. And full of surprises, since until now Renault was already offering a Moov'in car-sharing offer in collaboration with the rental company Ada *. This offer ends with Zity, the moovin.paris site is now inaccessible.
The manufacturer decided to change gear, thanks to its Madrid experience with Ferrovial. “This free-floating car sharing offer [unlimited] offers 500 Zoe 100% electric and has significant advantages, boasts Gilles Normand, manager of mobility services for the Renault group. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there are almost no registration fees linked to a subscription, but different rates, per minute, time package, with the possibility of putting the vehicle on standby. during a stop. "
The promise of recharged vehicles
Gilles Normand wants to be optimistic since he ensures that “there are already more than 20% of Parisians who use car-sharing services, so there is an appetite for this type of mobility”. Same optimism about parking difficulties, the main pitfall for free-floating offers . "According to the latest data from the city of Paris, the number of free parking spaces is increasing, due to the development of alternative mobility. "Better," according to a study by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, a car sharing car is five fewer cars and four parking spaces released, so it is an important lever to reduce polluting emissions and automobile congestion. "
Finally for recharging electric vehicles, so that the user does not fall in the harbor after 5 minutes of driving, Renault promises management in real time. “On each of our vehicles, we have a 3G chip that indicates the state of charge, explains Gilles Normand. As soon as we are below a certain threshold, automatically, a person will pick up the car and take it to recharge it in one of the three bases we have, two in Paris and one in Boulogne. "
To combat the risk of incivility "low according to our historical statistics", the mobility director insists on the importance of having "cars which are cleaned regularly because if the vehicle is clean and maintained, that limits the risk. Finally, the Zoes are deployed in Paris and Clichy, the perimeter within which the car will have to be picked up and returned. In the meantime, it will be possible to move anywhere knowing that there is roughly 300 km of range. By car Simone!
* Contacted several times, the ADA group could not be reached.
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