Vulog partners with Groupe Renault to produce fully ‘car-share ready’ ZOEs
Paris, May 21, 2019 – Vulog, the global leader in shared mobility technology, and Groupe Renault, Europe’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, today announced a collaboration to manufacture car-sharing ready vehicles, starting immediately. The agreement enables Groupe Renault to install Vulog’s car sharing hardware directly on its assembly line for the Renault ZOE, providing for the seamless and instant integration to current and future car sharing schemes thanks to Vulog’s AiMA platform.
By the end of 2019, over 2,500 Renault ZOEs equipped with Vulog’s car sharing technology will be in market, initially in northern Europe, South America and the United Arab Emirates.
The partnership will facilitate the deployment of large fleets of sharing-ready cars as a turnkey solution, with Vulog’s technology incorporating a suite of electric fleet management features. The company expects that the collaboration will add significantly to the 15 million trips it powered globally in the last year. These pre-equipped Renault ZOE fleets will be added to an existing footprint of over 25 services worldwide that already use Vulog’s technology as their backbone.
“We are very proud of this new partnership with the European leader in electric cars and a major driving force in the shared and electric mobility revolution,” said Gregory Ducongé, CEO of Vulog. “Our customers will now be able to order fleets of Renault ZOEs pre-equipped with our technology, helping to further simplify the launch of car-sharing services for mobility operators, and encouraging the growth of greener, more economical mobility in our cities.” Vincent Cabanes, Business Development Manager at Vulog added, “this is just the first step in our collaboration: we are also working to integrate our technology into Groupe Renault’s full range of electric vehicles.”
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Vulog builds the technology solutions that power the most successful shared mobility services in the world. Free-floating, round-trip, peer-to-peer car sharing, ride-hailing and hybrid services, as well as autonomous mobility pilots, are powered by its smart and flexible SaaS mobility solution.
Vulog provides the framework and business intelligence to launch within three months in full confidence. It acts as the catalyst enabling mobility operators like Wible (Kia Motors), Free2Move (Groupe PSA), Aimo (Sumitomo) and Evo (BCAA) to focus on sustained growth and profitability. The company’s unique global footprint, combined with its Artificial Intelligence proficiency, enables it to anticipate end-user demand unlike any other, while optimizing fleet balancing. Every day, it brings mobility operators a bit closer to the future business of shared self-driving cars.
Vulog was recently named in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100, an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. For more information, visit www.vulog.com.
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About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault has manufactured cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.9 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2018, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 180,000 people.
To address the major technological challenges of the future, while continuing to pursue its profitable growth strategy, Groupe Renault is focusing on international expansion. To this end, it is drawing on the synergies of its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), electric vehicles, and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. With a 100% Renault owned team committed to the Formula 1 World Championship since 2016, the brand is involved in motorsports, a real vector for innovation and awareness.
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