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Three-year car sharing trial to start in Grenoble

Run in partnership with Cité lib, the local car-sharing operator, the “Citélib by Ha:Mo” scheme will run alongside the existing Citélib car-sharing scheme.

The three-year project will see a total of 35 three-wheel Toyota i-ROAD and 35 four-wheel Toyota Auto Body COMS available for short city trips using 27 charging stations installed and operated by Sodetrel – including for one-way trips from one station to another. A total of 120 charging points for the project and 41 for other plug-in vehicles will be added to the city’s transport infrastructure.

The vehicles and the charging stations are connected to the IT infrastructure of Grenoble’s transport network, offering both route planning and online/mobile app reservations.

Users can pick-up one of the 70 vehicles and drop it off at any station near their destination without having to return it to the original pickup point. They will only be charged for the ride.

A simple pricing plan dubbed “3, 2, 1 euros” for respectively the first, second and third 15-minute increments will be proposed to Grenoble citizens. For annual local transport card subscribers, the price will be reduced, at 2+ 1 euro for respectively the first and subsequent 15-minute increments.

‘The project “Cité lib by Ha:mo” is only a start, but we believe it has the potential to encourage our citizens’ active participation in the creation of tomorrow’s mobility, and it goes in the direction we want to take,’ said Christophe Ferrari, president of Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, which runs the area’s public transport network,

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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