A new carsharing service for electric utility vehicles will be launched on Wednesday in Paris, an offer which aims to help reduce the number of vehicles in circulation and air pollution, operator Clem 'announced on Monday.
The new service, accessible to both professionals and individuals, will initially be based on a network of 54 Renault Kangoo ZE and Nissan e-NV200 vans, distributed in the 20 districts of Paris on 54 former Autolib stations. Ultimately, more than 300 zero-emission vehicles and more than 100 stations will be offered across the Paris region. Clem 'claims " the largest electric carsharing project deployed globally in mid-2020, " he said in a statement.
" In Paris, polluting light trucks and utility vehicles are responsible for 40% of Nox emissions (nitrogen oxides) and 30% of CO2 emissions ", explains Bruno Flinois, founder of Clem ', quoted in the press release . " We are convinced that carsharing of light electric utility vehicles will help (...) to calm urban centers, " he added.
From half an hour to a day
The new service will offer different price offers, from half an hour without subscription for 4.5 euros or a day for 39 euros. Other plans with subscription or tailor-made for large accounts will also be available.
Clem 'is an electric car-sharing service operator in more than 200 municipalities in France (with 400 vehicles and 600 charging points). It is also an energy management specialist. The start-up created in 2010 has developed a solution to optimize the electric consumption of vehicles when they are recharged.
Automobile carsharing, a car rental service made available free of charge, has grown significantly in recent years while remaining very much in the way of use, despite its benefits for the environment. A car-sharing car replaces five to eight personal cars in France and frees 1.5 to three on-street parking spaces, according to a survey by the research office 6-t published in December.