The City of Paris and Groupe Renault today announce their intention to share their expertise and skills to develop electric mobility for Parisians, Ile-de-France residents and visitors.
This unprecedented approach between a metropolis and Europe’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer is testament to a shared vision of the future of mobility, in the face of challenges such as public health, climate change, easier travel, accessibility and economic attractiveness.
This will result in short, medium and long-term actions in favour of the development of connected and autonomous electric vehicles.
As a first step, Groupe Renault will gradually roll out a commercial offer of electric mobility for Parisians, Ile-de-France residents and visitors, starting in September 2018:
- An electric VTC* offer via Marcel from Groupe Renault;
- An offer of self-service car-sharing electric vehicles accessible 24/7 and without stations;
- An offer of self-service electric vehicles in carsharing loop, for longer journeys, accessible 24/7 from Renault or partner car parks.
This offer will be based on Groupe Renault’s 100% electric range: ZOE, Twizy, Kangoo van Z.E and Master Z.E. By the end of 2019, they will represent a fleet of 2,000 electric vehicles.
In a second phase, the City of Paris and Groupe Renault wish to initiate an open working group, associating major cities and companies, whose aim will be to think collectively about the integration of changes in mobility in the city.
This global initiative for sustainable mobility will be a space for dialogue, expertise, experimentation and acceleration of the development of new mobility services, as close as possible to citizens’ expectations and uses.
It will draw in particular on the expertise of the C40 network, which brings together some 100 cities around the world and is currently chaired by Anne Hidalgo.
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and President of C40, said: “Cities and car manufacturers have a vocation to join forces for the future of mobility. Paris and Groupe Renault are now leading the way by converging their action in the areas of car sharing and electric motors. This will make it possible to offer Parisians and Ile-de-France residents a healthier, less polluted living environment, where everyone can move more easily. This constructive agreement is also an opportunity to promote major technological and industrial advances, which contribute to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and create sustainable jobs and activities.”.
Thierry Bolloré, Executive Vice President of Groupe Renault, said: “As the European leader in electric vehicles, Groupe Renault has also been a player in mobility services for several years, notably through Renault Mobility and the Zity car-sharing system in Madrid. Today, we are delighted to be part of the City of Paris’ desire to develop electric mobility for all, which is safe and respectful of the environment. This shared vision launches an ambitious model that can inspire many cities in France and around the world.”
About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling 3.76 million vehicles in 127 countries in 2017, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 120,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the Group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its five brands, Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA, together with electric vehicles and the unique Alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi. With a new team in Formula 1, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.