Colourful Carsharing Fleet Of Toyota i-Road and COMS in Grenoble
Grenoble, France becomes a more
green colorful city as 70 Toyota COMS and i-ROADs join the urban mobility project Cité lib by Ha:Mo (harmonious mobility).
The official launch is scheduled for October 1, but we already can see how the electric vehicles look.
The compact electric vehicles will be available for rent for a short period of time at 27 stations where in total EDF SODETREL prepared 150 charging spots.
“From 1 October, anyone 18 or older who holds a valid driving licence can register with Cite Lib to gain access to the Toyota electric vehicles. Once subscribed to the service, they can download an application on their smartphone, tablet or computer to see the real-time location of vehicles that are charged and ready to use.
People will be able to pick up their car and drop it off at a different location – any of 27 charging stations in the greater Grenoble area – rather than having to make a round-trip. When the vehicle is dropped off, it is plugged into the station to be recharged and ready for the next customer.
The concept is seen as a way of building a better-integrated public transport service, where people collect an electric vehicle from a location near their home or office to drive to a local transport hub for the next stage of their journey. Likewise, people arriving by bus or train can step into a car on arrival to complete the last leg of their trip. The network of charging stations is seamlessly connected to Grenoble’s transport network IT system to make total journey planning easier.
Both Toyota vehicles have been developed as user-friendly transport around town. The i-ROAD is particularly innovative, using a clever Active Lean technology that steers in a similar way to the movements of a skier. It’s not much larger than a motorbike or scooter, but has a full canopy that protects the driver from the elements and gives the kind of secure feeling and comfort of a car.”
Here is the price list:
- The service fee is geared towards short trips with a significant discount for annual subscribers to Grenoble’s transports (MetroVelo, TAG, Itinisere or even rail with TER)
Length of use Full fare Reduced fare (annual subscribers to
MétroVélo, TAG, Itinisère or TER)
0 to 15* minutes 3 euros 2 euros 15 to 30 minutes + 2 euros (total = 5 euros) + 1 euro (total = 3 euros) 30 to 45 minutes + 1 euro (total = 6 euros) + 1 euro (total = 4 euros) 45 to 60 minutes + 1 euro (total = 7 euros) + 1 euro (total = 5 euros) 2 hours Total 11 euros Total 9 euros 4 hours Total 19 euros Total 17 euros
*charging occurs for each 15-minute interval