A New Type of Urban Mobility Project Launches in Grenoble, France

A New Type of Urban Mobility Project Launches in Grenoble, France

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 2:20pm

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  • 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.
  • The service, called Cité lib by Ha:mo, starts on 1 October 2014.

The clean city of tomorrow will see personal electric mobility harmoniously connected to public transport systems.

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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.