Renault Will Transfer Twizy Way Car-Sharing Service To KEYMOOV
OCT 7 2013 BY MARK KANE
Renault announced that it signed the contract with KEYMOOV for the transfer of its Twizy Way car-sharing service in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France.
After the transaction, KEYMOOV, a company created by the merger between Dotmobil and ADM Concept, will operate the service with several dozen Twizys. It seems that Renault wants to stay just as a supplier and not an operator.
“After a one-year trial run of the Twizy Way by Renault car-sharing service in the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines conurbation, Renault is transferring the operation to KEYMOOV, an SME based in nearby Montigny-le-Bretonneux.”
Thierry Viadieu, Director of Renault’s Cross-Functional Mobility Services and Equipment Program, explains:
“The trial in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines allowed us to understand how the customers used the cars, to discover how a car-sharing service is managed and to adjust our offer accordingly. In consequence, we have defined and developed a range of products that meet our customers’ needs for mobility.”
What is interesting is that Renault has developed its “car-sharing pre-equipment” for Twizy and ZOE intended for operators. This potentially indicates that soon someone could run a car-sharing project with Renault ZOEs.
“The pre-equipment allows for the easy integration of the car-sharing operator’s information system in the vehicle, by providing direct access to the data required to manage the service. Consequently, these Renault Z.E. range models can be introduced seamlessly into car-sharing fleets operated by private companies and local authorities.”
“New B2B offers are now available for the numerous companies in the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines trading zone, the aim being to set a new standard in sustainable mobility in the area by offering shared and multi-modal mobility services, ranging from electric cars and bicycles to local bus services included in the same subscription.”
Here’s some older video on how Twizy Way works: