PSA Group and EYSA launch emov, a car-sharing service in Madrid

The emov offering is in line with the sustainable mobility policy implemented by the city of Madrid, the first city in Spain to provide this service. The offering, comprising 5-door electric vehicles, was launched today in the presence of the city’s Mayor, Manuela Carmena. The emov service offered by the Spanish company based in Madrid …

The emov offering is in line with the sustainable mobility policy implemented by the city of Madrid, the first city in Spain to provide this service. The offering, comprising 5-door electric vehicles, was launched today in the presence of the city’s Mayor, Manuela Carmena.

The emov service offered by the Spanish company based in Madrid is the result of a strategic alliance between Eysa and Free2Move, the new state-of-the-art mobility services brand from PSA Group.

emov has 500 Citroën C-Zero vehicles for the initial roll-out phase. The “free floating” service allows users to use a vehicle, then drop it off at their convenience in Madrid. Users pay €0.19 per minute or €59 per day. Through 31 January 2017, new users who enter the code “viveemov001” on the www.emov.es website can sign up for free and get the first 30 minutes at no charge.

emov is prioritising the creation of a simple customer user experience. Signing up is done online on the www.emov.es website or via mobile iOS or Android apps. The service can be used 24 hours after signing up. The smartphone app allows users to reserve a vehicle free of charge 30 minutes before use. It is also used to lock and unlock the rented vehicle.

The area covered is one of the main advantages of emov. The Citroën C-Zero can be used beyond Madrid’s city centre, serving part of the outskirts of the city.

This service is based on the latest technology, provided by Vulog, a car-sharing solutions provider.

The benefits of a 100% electric vehicle

The Citroën C-Zero was chosen to launch emov in Madrid. This car was designed for journeys in zero-emission mode. With a length of 3.48 metres and a turning radius of 9 meters, the car can be driven around the city with ease. It provides a smooth, simple driving experience for its four passengers and boasts very high levels of comfort and safety. Its performance (maximum speed of 130 km/hr, 0 to 100 km/hr in 15.9 seconds and an increase from 60 to 80 km/hr in 3.9 seconds), as well as its 150 km range, allow all types of journeys in the city. The Citroën C-Zero also offers a digital experience, with a smartphone Bluetooth connection and recharging via a USB port.

Driving a 100% electric vehicle offers significant advantages in Madrid. The service enables free parking in parking spaces that are usually payable, within the area covered. emov users can also make journeys without being affected by traffic restrictions in the event of pollution peaks. Lastly, users can also access areas reserved for residents and zones with temporary traffic restrictions.

The Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, announced, “Madrid aims to become the European capital in shared electric mobility and this project is the latest initiative to have chosen Madrid as the location for its global launch”.

Fernando Izquierdo, Chief Executive Officer of emov, added, “emov has arrived in Madrid with the intention of becoming one of the defining elements of this city. We are convinced that our fleet, which initially has 500 100%-electric vehicles, will be very well received by residents. In just a few days, more than 3,000 people have already signed up to the service, which allows us to feel very confident of emov’s success”.

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