In order to speed up car-sharing, the town halls of Lyon and Villeurbanne jointly launched on Monday a call for tenders for future operators.
The objective is to further develop the system as the conditions of the ZFE (low emission zone) will harden.
Environmentalists want to ban vehicles running on diesel in 2026 in the area and ban the most polluting models.
We know: the conditions of the ZFE (low emissions zone) of the metropolis of Lyon will harden. Environmentalists have never hidden their desire to gradually ban the most polluting cars and to ban diesel vehicles from 2026.
In order to support “the demotorization of household trips”, the town halls of Lyon and Villeurbanne wish to strengthen the “free-floating” carsharing offer (without the obligation to put the vehicle back at a dedicated station) in their territories.
On Monday, they launched a call for expressions of interest from future operators, who will have to meet the conditions required by the metropolis of Lyon.
Namely, encouraging solidarity pricing for certain audiences, developing a fleet in the public space, not exceeding a certain level of emissions, operating on renewable electricity for electric models, etc.
40% of cars stay in the garage during the week
“Daily car use is decreasing in Lyon and Villeurbanne. 40% of household cars stay in the garage during the week ”, argue the two municipalities based on figures from the urban planning agency of the metropolitan area in 2019.“ 40% of households do not have cars and use public transport or bicycles to get around but may occasionally need a vehicle, they add. In this context, carsharing is a relevant solution. "
In Lyon, the system continues to develop.
Two hundred and fifty-five vehicles are currently deployed by Lyon Parc Auto.
According to figures presented at the beginning of 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic, the number of reservations had increased by 32% in one year to reach 73,700.
LPA also recorded at the time, 4,500 users, an increase of 28%.
“68% of users have given up buying a car after registering.
It is estimated that more than 4,400 cars have been deleted or not acquired from current customers ”, raises the manager, basing himself on the results of a study published last May.
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“On average, below three uses per week, carsharing is assessed as being more profitable than owning a car”, punctuate the town halls of Lyon and Villeurbanne by way of conclusion.
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