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Video: What is the impact of electric transport on cities?

Published by on 05.14.2019 - 3 min

Besides being very quiet, electric vehicles are known for the lack of emissions they produce when in use, which makes them particularly well suited for travelling around a city. Today’s ELECTRIC TEAM guest, Corinne Pakey, Deputy Program Director, Electric Mobilities for Groupe Renault, explains to us via video how electric vehicles fit ideally into the urban landscape.

An electric vehicle is the perfect ally in the fight against air pollution. A study conducted in Rome showed that if 20% of vehicles in circulation were electric, nitrogen dioxide emissions would be reduced by up to 25% while particulate concentrations would be reduced up to 30%.
And another type of pollution is reduced by electric vehicles: noise pollution! As electric motors are silent, the noise caused by road traffic is limited, which is especially noticeable in cities. Enough for urbanites to see a boost in their quality of life!

An answer to the challenges of sustainable mobility

Electric vehicles are perfectly suited to new urban uses such as personal chauffeur services and carsharing. A pioneer in the field of new urban mobility, Renault already offers more than 5,000 electric vehicles for carsharing across Europe.
For example, the Group equips the Marcel chauffeured car service that operates in the Paris region with a fleet of several ZOEs for private hire.
In tomorrow’s world, connected and autonomous electric vehicles will also be able to better interact with other modes of transport, improving the flow of urban traffic. In Rouen, for example, as part of a collaborative experiment, Groupe Renault has been putting autonomous ZOEs into circulation. These shuttles provide an on-demand transport service over a route consisting of seventeen stops.

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