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COVER STORY
RENAULT. A trilogy for shared urban mobility

IN DEPTH: 2018 ANALYSIS
FUNDACIÓN RENOVABLES. And the sun shone once again in 2018
CIEMAT. Tracing the technological path of the energy transition
APPA. The age of clean and cheap energy
AEE. Wind power faces the new challenges of the energy transition
UNEF. 2018: Self-consumption, legal at last
PROTERMOSOLAR. The year that marked an upturn for CSP with recognition of its value
AEMER. Don’t shoot the pianist
ACOGEN. Closing 2018 with good news and looking forward to the new year
GASINDUSTRIAL. Natural gas at a crossroads
ADHAC. DHC networks: a key element for the energy refurbishment of our cities
ANESE. A defining moment to revitalise the Energy Services Model
AEDIVE. Towards a fair energy transition?
AEPIBAL. Energy storage, a strategic challenge for the Spanish economy

ENERGY STORAGE
Energy storage in remote Arctic communities

E-MOBILITY
The issue is not vehicles, but mobility
E-mobility: fundamental for the advance towards a fully decarbonised energy system by 2050
Mobility: electric vehicles, power supply and their charging infrastructures
Real time dynamic load management for electric vehicles
Mexico takes a bold step towards e-mobility

SMART GRIDS
The future of industrial power involves microgrids
MEAN4SG promotes the deployment of smart grids in Europe

Dcember 2018-January 2019

Cover story

 

RENAULT. A TRILOGY FOR SHARED URBAN MOBILITY

Last October, Groupe Renault unveiled its EZ-ULTIMO at the Paris Motor Show. This is the latest concept car in its range of robo-vehicles. The presentation of this vehicle has enabled Renault to reaffirm its vision of urban mobility of the future.

 

The mobility sector is undergoing a profound transformation. Constructors not only have to address the growing demands of environmental standards but also the social and technological changes that are fostering the development of the new uses consumers have for vehicles.

The Drive the Future strategic plan emphasises the vision of Groupe Renault as regards mobility of the future. Renault aims to provide sustainable mobility for all, hence its commitment to connected, autonomous and shared e-mobility. For this, the group has set as a target making connectivity available in 100% of their vehicles in the strategic markets and offering 15 models equipped for autonomous driving. The group is also commercialising new services such as car-sharing (shared-use vehicles), ride-hailing (vehicles with a driver), car-pooling (shared journeys) and robo-vehicles (driverless vehicles).

More flexible mobility to make tomorrow’s cities cleaner

Groupe Renault has illustrated its vision through the launch of three concept cars: EZ-GO, EZ-PRO and EZ-ULTIMO. As a result, Renault has become the first manufacturer to offer a full and complementary range of robo-vehicles.

As Christian Ledoux, Alliance Global Director for Mobility Services, highlights: “We can no longer think about vehicles as being private property. This trilogy of products represents our interpretation of a cleaner, more flexible and more efficient shared mobility that will help create a more pleasant city in the future.”

An experience for every passenger

These robo-vehicles must be able to perfectly adapt to the ecosystem of the city around which they travel, in order to offer experiences and services tailored to the individual needs of their users.

EZ-GO is equipped six seats for transporting passengers in cities. “This is a form of shared transport which favours aspects relating to coexistence within a framework of mobility for all”, comments Ledoux. “This vehicle will in addition be an important asset to achieve greater flexibility in cities”.

The EZ-PRO and its convoy of vehicles which includes a flagship vehicle and a series of autonomous units, offers a new way to transport goods to respond to the challenges involved in last-mile delivery.

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