Published on September 20th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart0
Electric Renault EZ-PRO Hints At Robo-Vehicle Pod Concierge For Your Last-Mile Mobility Needs
September 20th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is showing us how it perceives our last-mile mobility needs of tomorrow with the Renault EZ-PRO.
Renault EZ-PRO Into The Future Of Mobility
The Renault EZ-PRO was just introduced at the Hannover Motor Show as “an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared robo-pod concept, for the future of agile, last-mile delivery solutions for every type of professional.”
According to Ashwani Gupta, Alliance Senior Vice President, LCV: “Renault EZ-PRO shows our vision of last-mile delivery integrated with the ecosystem of smart cities of tomorrow and the needs of professionals. This concept is a solution that would unlock countless opportunities for our various partners, such as we’re showing today with DPD Group, Lomi Coffee, Piper-Heidsieck and Patrick Roger.”
Last-mile electric mobility solutions are popping up everywhere, and where they can have the biggest impact is on delivery services. Renault notes a shocking statistic — “last mile delivery makes up 30% of traffic in cities.” The company sees us being released from today’s driving constraints where the concierge pod can take over the itinerary planning and autonomous navigation. Renault sees this as an incentive to stores as a customized service for direct in-person or premium delivery services.
On the topic of design flexibility, Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Groupe Renault Corporate Design, had this to say:
“With EZ-PRO, we continue our exploratory work around urban shared mobility of the future. Focused on delivery solutions, this autonomous, connected and electric concept represents the ideal tool, being both a creator of opportunity for professionals and a facilitator of services for all its users, direct or indirect. It is based on Renault’s expertise in commercial vehicles and on the brand’s DNA, which places people at the heart of its solutions.”
Renault EZ-Pro Quick Specs
- 4CONTROL four-wheel steering technology
- limited speed (50 km/h – 30 mph)
- “Renault Mobility” self-service passenger cars and vans rental application
- “EASY CONNECT for Fleet” ecosystem for fleet management
- Car sharing initiatives like Zity and Green Mobility
- Ride-hailing via Marcel
- On-demand autonomous transportation tests with Transdev
Renault’s Impressive New Electric Mobility Platform
The Renault EZ-Pro is part of the company’s shared mobility vision. It follows the EZ-Go. The concept wraps into Renault’s cohesive electric and clean urban mobility structure. The Renault EZ-Pro focuses on the last-mile part of the puzzle with an autonomous pod for retailers.