As part of its new strategy focused on the mobility of the future, Renault is launching a new division called Mobilize. The brand will provide mobility and energy solutions, in the wake of a two-seater vehicle available for carsharing.
Has the Citroën Ami found its main competitor? We can think so when readingA press release published by Renault on January 14. Where we discover the launch of a new brand called Mobilize and focused on the mobility of tomorrow, as part of the group’s new strategy. It is accompanied by the presentation of EZ-1 Prototype, a vehicle developed for carsharing.
While Mobilize is targeting several segments – chauffeured journeys, car sharing, last mile delivery and on-demand transport – the EZ-1 Prototype is well and truly designed for passenger transport. His particuliarity ? A business model that will allow users to pay à la carte, on the basis of time or mileage.
The mobility of tomorrow according to Renault? A small two-seater vehicle
The EZ-1 Prototype is already considered an iconic vehicle for this new marque. From a distance, it is very reminiscent of the Twizy, the 100% electric two-seater still listed in the Renault catalog. Measuring 2.3 meters long (like the Twizy…), the EZ-1 Prototype is designed to offer agility and compactness – two relevant advantages in a cramped urban environment. The doors are glazed from top to bottom to provide perfect visibility for the driver and passenger.
Electric, the EZ-1 Prototype can refuel by completely changing its battery. ” This alternative to traditional charging infrastructure allows non-stop use of the vehicle “, Justifies Renault, which does not really specify how the exchanges will be organized. The manufacturer does not share any technical data but the autonomy should be closer to that of the Twizy (a hundred kilometers). We can say it straight away: you won’t be going on the highway with this EZ-1 Prototype, assembled with 50% recycled materials.
« Mobilize EZ-1 Prototype is a mobility object that will integrate into the city. Agile, dynamic and inclusive, it is emblematic of the new Mobilize brand. This vehicle supports users towards more efficient and responsible mobility », Says Patrick Lecharpy, appointed design director at Mobilize. In the meantime, the Citroën Ami, already on the market, is keeping a big head start with its license-free car status and its accessible business model (you can buy it… at Fnac).
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