Renault Launches Electric Carsharing Scheme With Twizy in Italy (w/video)

JUL 28 2013 BY MARK KANE 3

Naples, Italy has become the latest city to offer an all-electric carsharing scheme featuring the Renault Twizy.

BeePoints

BeePoints

This new initiative, called “Bee,” is the result of a partnership between Renault and the “eco-friendly” service company NHP (NeaHelioPolis).

That carsharing program was launched on the 24th of June with a fleet of 40 Renault Twizy.  A total of 27 charging stations, called “BeePoints,” were installed around town.

By June 2014, Bee carsharing should expand to 200 vehicles and 100 charging points.  The idea is that Neopolitans will never have to walk more than five minutes to reach a Twizy.

To encourage locals to sign up in the first weeks, the annual subscription is just 30 euros ($40 US) instead of the usual 180 euros ($237 US). Drivers then pay 15 cents per minute or around four euros ($5.28) for the average city journey. Alternatively, they can opt for a daily rate of 36 euros ($47.50).

Check out the video below (Italian — >but as ScottF points out (thanks!) you can still “pick CC and the English translation” to understand what is going on)

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3 Comments on "Renault Launches Electric Carsharing Scheme With Twizy in Italy (w/video)"

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In the video, has anyone noticed that the rental Twizy’s have what looks like Mennekes plugs? Literally how? Is it an aftermarket mod? The biggest flaw I find with the Twizy is that it’s not compatible with charging stations that doesn’t come with a 3-pin socket (for the UK and Republic of Ireland).

In the video you can pick CC and the English translation.

Sage advice, I’ll add that info into Mark’s story!

/thanks Scott!