Vulog and Renault are collaborating to manufacture car-sharing vehicles, starting immediately.

The agreement will see Renault install Vulog’s car-sharing hardware directly on its assembly line for the Zoe, providing integration to current and future car sharing schemes using Vulog’s AiMA platform.

By the end of 2019, more than 2,500 Renault Zoe’s equipped with Vulog’s car-sharing technology will be on the market, initially in northern Europe, South America and the United Arab Emirates.

The partnership will facilitate the deployment of large fleets of sharing-ready cars as a turnkey solution, with Vulog’s technology incorporating a suite of electric fleet management features. 

The company expects the collaboration will add significantly to the 15m trips it powered globally in the last year. The pre-equipped Renault Zoe fleets will be added to an existing footprint of more than 25 services worldwide which already use Vulog’s technology as their backbone.

“Our customers will now be able to order fleets of Renault Zoes pre-equipped with our technology, helping to further simplify the launch of car-sharing services for mobility operators and encouraging the growth of greener, more economical mobility in our cities,” said Vulog CEO, Gregory Ducongé.

“And this is just the first step in our collaboration: we are working to integrate our technology into Groupe Renault’s full range of electric vehicles.”

Vulog provides the framework and business intelligence to launch within three months. It enables mobility operators such as Wible (Kia Motors), Free2Move (Groupe PSA), Aimo (Sumitomo) and Evo (BCAA).