IAA: Renault Mobilize to show BEV for chauffeur services
Renault’s mobility brand Mobilize presents an all-electric sedan for individual passenger transport by limousine and taxi services. The Mobilize Limo will be offered in selected international markets at flex rates as a complete mobility and service package to commercial and private ride services.
The world premiere of the electric car will take place on 8 September at the IAA Mobility in Munich. Afterwards, a test fleet of 40 vehicles will go into operation to prepare for the launch of the fleet in late 2022. The fully electric four-door saloon was designed specifically for taxis, private hire vehicles and fleet use. It will also only be available exclusively via a subscription service, which is to “provide all-inclusive mobility solutions packages”.
In terms of technical specifications, the Mobilize Limo uses a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 60kWh offering 280 miles (pending WLTP certification. The electric sedan is also compatible with the most common types of AC and DC charging systems. It can also be recharged on a regular power outlet. With fast charging, a 150 mile range can be charged in 40 minutes. The energy feeds into a high-performance 110kW (150hp) electric drive delivering 220 Nm of torque and a 0-62mph time of 9.6 seconds and a top speed set to 87 mph (140 km/h). The performance can be adjusted via the three driving modes ‘Eco’, ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’.
“The first Mobilize model, Limo, is the new brand’s response to the evolution of the ride-hailing market. This offer, which combines a vehicle and flexible services, fully illustrates Mobilize’s ability to the changing needs of vehicle users,” said Clotilde Delbos, CEO of Mobilize, adding: “It also demonstrates a unique know-how resulting from the experience of the Renault Group in mobility services and RCI Bank and Services’ strength in financing.”
Mobilize Vehicle Director Gilles Normand added: “Limo’s electric motor is its number one asset. It makes it ideal for use in cities, where ride-hailing is very popular.” Mobilize itself was introduced early this year, as Renault established a new electric vehicle strategy.
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