All-Electric Twizy Car-Sharing To Start June 21

Renault is preparing a full-scale test of an innovative sustainable mobility service accessible to all, named Twizy Way by Renault.

Starting June 21, Renault Twizy will provide an all-new car-sharing solution within the urban community of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. Renault will offer some 200 testers the chance to try out this unprecedented service and will run this pilot project until the end of September.

The fleet of 50 electric Renault Twizys will be distributed over a pilot area. There are no fixed stations: the users will take the vehicles wherever they find them and leave them in any car park within the test area.

Twizy Way by Renault’s operations (maintenance, recharging of vehicles, etc.) will be managed by Renault. The municipalities of the pilot area (Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Guyancourt and Voisins-le-Bretonneux, a part of Trappes) grant the authorizations for using the public domain and will participate in the promotion of the service.

This service is scheduled to be available to the general public at the end of September 2012, once the pilot project is completed.

Twizy Way by Renault offers complete freedom: users take the closest Twizy to their home, use it for as long as they need and park it on any car park located within the test area.

They can instantly find out where the nearest available Renault Twizy is parked in real-time using a smartphone application, the web. Using a Renault Twizy could not be simpler.

Users can scan the QR code on the vehicle if they have no reservation, or reserve their desired Twizy no more than 15 minutes before using it (via the web, hotline or smartphone).

100-percent Electric, Renault Twizy is a playful vehicle particularly suited to the new urban mobilities, with easy handling and minimum dimensions. The road behavior of Renault Twizy is said to be very reassuring with its four wheels equipped with disk brakes.

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