Groupe Renault and Ferrovial, an operator of sustainable infrastructure, are launching ZITY, a free-floating, electric carsharing service in Paris.
In March, a fleet of 500 all-electric Renault ZOE cars equipped with ZITY technology will be made available in Paris.
This launch in Paris is a new step in the partnership between Groupe Renault, a manufacturer of electric vehicles in Europe, and Ferrovial. The companies started the ZITY carsharing service in Madrid in 2017.
“The ZITY electric carsharing service in free-floating offer has many advantages, including flexible booking times and the availability of vehicles, in the right place at the right time, thanks to a high-performance application,” said Gilles Normand, Groupe Renault’s SVP of electric vehicles & mobility service. “With a cleaner, accessible and sustainable mobility offer, ZITY also provides a response to the needs of cities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to combat pollution.”
“This strategic partnership with Renault is the evolution of ZITY’s success in Madrid,” said Ignacio Madridejos, CEO of Ferrovial. “We are pleased to continue our collaboration bringing the experience and technology developed. It has been key for the user’s acceptance. Providing sustainable mobility solutions to citizens is a priority in the battle against climate change challenges.”
Using a mobile app, ZITY users can view the vehicle closest to their location on a map at any time of the day. After making a reservation, the vehicle can be unlocked through the app. ZITY offers different rates, including per minute, fixed time, or time credit, according to the company.
Once the Renault vehicle reaches the minimum level of battery charge, the vehicle is no longer available to be rented and a ZITY employee will recharge it.