In 2050, according to the UN, there will be 9.8 billion people on the planet, almost 70% of whom will live in urban areas.

The growing demand for personal urban mobility other than the private car and existing public transport methods requires the development of more effective offers that are clean, sustainable and shared. It is our duty as leader vigorously to promote this change. Convinced that the future belongs both to the private car and to shared mobility, Groupe Renault is working on the development of various types of services:

  • car-pooling
  • car-sharing
  • ride-hailing
  • driverless vehicles

These shared services meet the needs of individuals, companies and the public sector regardless of age, physical condition or financial situation. To develop these mobility solutions, Groupe Renault is working in open innovation mode with its private and public partners, with much reliance on the R&D resources of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. And so we continue our historic vocation of ongoing innovation to offer sustainable mobility, for the greatest possible number.

With its trio of concept cars, the EZ-GO, EZ-PRO and EZ-ULTIMO, Groupe Renault has produced three bold and complementary responses that bear witness to a comprehensive vision of the future of shared mobility:

Where all will be able to enjoy autonomous, connected electric services.

Groupe Renault’s vision of sustainable mobility for all consists of integrating its shared mobility solutions into the city and the urban landscape in the most harmonious way possible. To respond to this revolution, Groupe Renault envisages the urban mobility of the future as an ecosystem capable of meeting everyone’s needs. Affordable vehicles with zero emissions will be readily available, via direct ownership, along with sharing services on demand.

Révélation du nouveau concept Renault EZ-GO
Renault EZ-PRO Concept-Car 2018 in static situation - down a building
2018-Renault-EZ-ULTIMO-Concept-1

Autonomous electric vehicles will be safer, easier to use and greener

Increasingly, vehicles will be viewed as a service rather than as a status symbol or a necessity. The construction of roads will therefore take a back seat, behind the provision of urgent infrastructure solutions, like electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the smart grids needed to power them. New roads may not be necessary in the cities: as car sharing fleets will take many private vehicles off the road in urban areas, the roads that are no longer required will be transformed into much-needed public spaces.

The structure of this new mobility ecosystem will change gradually, then all at once. Electric vehicles are already operating on the streets of most of the world’s major cities. There are now thousands of level 2 autonomous vehicles, with automatic driving, acceleration and braking functions to assist the drivers in certain circumstances. Data collected when these functions kick in will be used to allow complete autonomy in the future.

The future of shared mobility heralds a simplified, egalitarian reworking of city life, and it is coming soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

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