Renault withdraws Zity EV sharing scheme from Paris

Renault is ending the Zity electric car-sharing offer from its Mobilize mobility brand in Paris next week. According to a company statement, Zity will cease operations in the French capital on 15 January.

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The move is justified by “factors external to the company such as significant damages repeatedly suffered by the fleet,” affecting the availability of the electric cars and the service’s quality rating by its users. Zity is also active in Lyon, Madrid and Milan. There, the car-sharing service will continue. Zity was launched in Paris in May 2020 with 500 Renault Zoe. The Dacia Spring was introduced around a year later.

Zity is an electric car-sharing scheme founded by Renault and Ferrovial that launched in Madrid in 2017. It arrived in the French capital in 2020 with 500 Zoe, most of which Renault withdrew from the Moov’in fleet previously operated there with ADA, a subsidiary of the Rousselet Group. Moov’in only existed for around one and a half years. Apparently, the cooperation between Renault and ADA did not go well. Renault then switched to working with the Spanish construction and infrastructure group Ferrovial, which had already been tried and tested in Madrid.

“Customer satisfaction is paramount, and despite our several strategic improvement plans, the decision to discontinue the service in Paris has been made and will be effective as of January 15th, 2024,” Mobilize writes in a brief statement.


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