Sep. 12, 2014
"Cité lib by Ha:mo", a New Type of Urban Mobility Based on Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicles Connected to Public Transport, Launches in Grenoble, France
- This innovative car-sharing service aims to prepare the City and agglomeration of Grenoble for electric mobility within a comprehensive multi-modal mobility plan.
- The three-year trial project brings together the competencies and services of five partners: the City of Grenoble, the Metro Area, French electricity company EDF and its affiliate Sodetrel, Toyota, and Cité lib, the local car-sharing operator.
- 35 three-wheel Toyota i-ROAD and 35 four-wheel Toyota Auto Body COMS will be available for short city trips in 27 charging stations installed and operated by Sodetrel － including for one-way trips from one station to another. A total of 120 charging points for the project and 41 for other plug-in vehicles will be added to the city's transport infrastructure.
- A simple pricing plan dubbed "3, 2, 1 euros" for respectively the first, second and third 15-minute increments will be proposed to Grenoble citizens. For annual local transport card subscribers, the price will be reduced, at 2+ 1 euro for respectively the first and subsequent 15-minute increments.
- Cité lib by Ha:mo service starts on 1 October 2014.
|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|
Notes to editors :
Grenoble-Alpes Métropole : Situated at the heart of an exceptional natural environment in the French Alps, Grenoble and its metropolitan area provide a great quality of life in a very lively economic area. With 450,000 inhabitants and 49 towns, the metropolitan area's mission is to organise mobility, economic development, environmental protection and promotion as well as to manage housing and urban social programs. The area is to become in 2015 one of the 12 French metro areas designated by the French government as "major economic development hubs" with increased competencies.
EDF group, one of the leaders in the European energy market, is an integrated energy company active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading. The Group is the leading electricity producer in Europe. In France, it has mainly nuclear and hydropower generation facilities where 95.9% of the electricity output is CO2-free. EDF's transmission and distribution subsidiaries in France operate 1,285,000 km of low and medium voltage overhead and underground electricity lines and around 100,000 km of high and very high voltage networks. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 28.5 million customers in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €75.6 billion in 2013, of which 46.8% outside of France. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
SODETREL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF SA, is a partner to public local governments and companies for the development of innovative electric mobility solutions. SODETREL is an operator of charging services including conception, installation, management and maintenance of charging infrastructures for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. SODETREL manages in real-time several hundred charging infrastructures and brings its expertise to propose intelligent, reliable and efficient charging solutions. SODETREL also offers an EV car-sharing solution, complete with infrastructure, vehicles and management system. SODETREL is a French leader in battery rental and maintenance for public electric transport and the provision of the first/last urban mile.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is a leading global automobile manufacturer. In 1997, it started the commercialisation of the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, the Prius and has since sold more than 6.5 million hybrid vehicles in the world. It manufactures a complete range of vehicles, from cars to luxury vehicles to commercial trucks and mini-vehicles, with its subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd and Hino Motors, Ltd. Toyota produces vehicles in 60 manufacturing sites globally and employs 330,000 people. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.
Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota's European manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly and indirectly employs around 94,000 people in Europe and has invested over EUR 8 billion since 1990. Toyota's operations in Europe are supported by a network of 30 National Marketing and Sales Companies across 56 countries, a total of around 3,000 sales outlets, and nine manufacturing plants. In 2013, Toyota sold 847,540 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe. For more information, visit www.toyota-europe.com
Cité lib is a cooperative operator of car-sharing in Grenoble where it has been operating for 10 years. Cité lib is a member of the Citiz network, the first cooperative network of car-sharing in France. Established in 2002 under the name France Auto-Partage, today it gathers 15 local independent operators. This network is now present in around 50 cities in France, allowing more than 15,000 members to share more than 700 vehicles based in more than 300 pickup locations.