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Published on September 20th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart


Electric Renault EZ-PRO Hints At Robo-Vehicle Pod Concierge For Your Last-Mile Mobility Needs

September 20th, 2018 by  

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.

#INNOVATIONbyRenault  #RenaultEZGO


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About the Author

Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news of that full torque, he was invited to write for various CleanTech outlets in 2007. Since then, his passion led to cover renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets both in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. He particularly enjoys communicating about the new e-mobility technology and what it means to us as a society. Today he focuses most of his writing effort on CleanTechnica, a global online outlet that covers the world of electric vehicles and renewable energy. His favorite tagline is: "There are more solutions than obstacles."

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