Free2Move has made its free-floating cars available to users in the inner Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, after starting in the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes parks.
Users park for free in authorised and designated electric vehicle spaces (ex- Autolib). There are 1,700 such places in Paris, and 125 in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
The fleet of more than 500 Peugeot i0n and Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles is available 24/7, with the cars regularly cleaned and charged by dedicated teams.
Downloadable from the Apple Store or Google Play Store, an app can be used to manage the entire experience from a smartphone, from locating, booking and unlocking a nearby available vehicle to finding electric vehicle parking spaces and ending the rental.
All insurance and parking costs are included in the area covered by the service, while the deposit requirement is waived if users pay a EUR1 (US$1.13) fee per journey.
“The mobility challenge is at the top of everyone’s mind these days,” said Issy-les-Moulineaux Mayor, André Santini
“As a smart, innovative city at the heart of Greater Paris, Issy les-Moulineaux is proud to be the first inner Paris suburb to offer Free2Move Paris to its residents.
“A laboratory for trying out new ideas, our city is pioneering fresh modes of transport and ways of using vehicles so that we can shape the city of the future, particularly through the So Mobility consortium, whose aim is to collectively develop concrete, sustainable solutions for getting around the city.”