Renault and ADA Introduce New All-Electric Carshare Service
【Summary】In France, automaker Renault and rental car company ADA have teamed up to launch an all-electric carshare company called Moov’in.
Carshare services have been eating into the traditional rental car business for some time now. In the U.S., companies like Turo and Zipcar are putting pressure on the Thrifys and Enterprises of the world. Renault will soon launch it's own all-electric carshare service in France. Called Moov'in, the project will start out with an all-electric fleet of 100 Zoe and 20 Twizy cars.
Renault and ADA team up to launch Moov'in
The EV carsharing endeavor is a collaboration between Renault and ADA, a well-known French rental car company. Renault will provide the vehicles, as well as needed service and repair. ADA, on the other hand, will be responsible for the app, which allows customers to locate and reserve a vehicle. The company also plans to handle the loading and transportation of cars throughout the city.
Christophe Plonevez, CEO of the ADA Group, said, "Mobility issues have never been so important, and cars are still viewed as essential for people living in the Paris region. Taking an innovative approach, ADA has developed an app for self-service connected vehicles. As part of our cooperation with Renault, we have been able to quickly develop a very short-term car-sharing solution operating alongside our medium-term service, for rentals from half a day to one month. Across the Paris region, people will have access to clean cars for everyday journeys or for weekend or holiday getaways."
All-electric carshare fleet takes to the streets
The two vehicles that will be used in the service – the Renault Zoe and Twizy – are class-leading battery-powered cars.
In 2017, the four-passenger compact Zoe was Europe's best-selling EV. The 2018 model packs an R110 80kW electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery.
As for the Twizy, it's a tiny, single-seat city car. Propulsion comes from either a 4kW or 13KW motor paired with a lithium-ion battery.
This September, the zero-emissions fleet will begin to hit the streets of Paris and Clichy. The first round will be considered a test phase by Renault. By the beginning of 2019, the automaker plans to roll out the service more widely, and have more vehicles roaming the streets.
Mia is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, L1, L2 and L3 Advanced Level Specialist. She has over 12 years of experience in the automotive industry and a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology. These skills have been applied toward content writing, technical writing, inspections, consulting, automotive software engineering.
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