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RenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present will experiment with a car sharing service for the electric TwizyRenault TwizyFrance, 2010 > present in the French town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines on June 21. The town will be supplied with 50 Twizys for journeys with or without a reservation. Renault calls the program Twizy way.
The test is quite simple. Citizens of the town can pick up any Twizy, drive it as long as they want and leave it at a car park within the testing area. Renault has created a smartphone app that lets them find out where the nearest Twizy is. Users then either reserve the car or show up, scan a QR code and drive away.
Renault will end the experiment in September and analyze the results. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is a testing area of about 27km², and it has about 200 registered testers.
"With this practical test, Renault wishes to confirm that Twizy is particularly well-suited to car-sharing schemes and verify the logistics required to offer this self-service solution", said Thierry Viadieu, Director of Renault's New Mobility Programme.
The Twizy comes with a choice of two motors with either 5hp or 17hp with an urban range of 100km from a 6kWh battery pack. It takes about 3.5 hours to fully charge from a 220V outlet.