A new brand revealed by Renault as part of its Renaulution recovery plan, Mobilize will try to meet several needs through urban and electrical solutions. The EZ-1 Prototype is already part of this offensive.
The boss of the Renault group, in the person of Luca de Meo, unveiled Thursday, January 14, 2021 his Renaulution attack plan to revive the French car manufacturer. A plan of attack structured around the four brands that are Renault, Dacia, Alpine and Mobilize. This last entity was specially created for the occasion, and will focus its efforts on shared mobility and energies.
With its own engineering and design teams, Mobilize plans to design several modular, robust and above all 100% electric vehicles, which will all meet various needs: trips with a driver, car-sharing, last mile delivery and transport on demand. , lists the tricolor firm in an official press release.
Pricing based on time or mileage
Newly unveiled, the EZ-1 Prototype belongs to the carsharing category. This “iconic vehicle»Corresponds to Mobilize’s very first urban solution intended for shared use and available for rental. “Its users will only pay for what they use, based on time or mileage», Is it indicated.
To access it, no physical key will be necessary, but simply an interaction via your smartphone. This compact 2.3-meter-long vehicle can accommodate up to two people, and inevitably echoes the company’s Renault Twizy. He also stands out as his successor.
The EZ-1 Prototype is also inspired by the Seat Minimo and the Taiwanese Gogoro by offering an interchangeable battery system: no need to recharge the vehicle, since a battery exchange will allow it to regain 100% of its range. The vehicle is also made with 50% recycled materials.
Renault assures that at the end of its life, the EZ-1 Prototype “will be 95% recyclable thanks to the facilities of the Flins Re-Factory“. The diamond firm does not specify the launch schedule for its new electric two-seater. On the other hand, it plans to market a trendy sedan stamped Mobilize in the course of the year 2022 and dedicated to taxis and VTC, according to information fromClean Automobile.