Toyota’s Ha:mo EV car sharing in Grenoble


An innovative electric vehicle car-sharing service “Cité lib by Ha:mo” was launched in Grenoble last October. This new mobility service is the result of a unique partnership between City of Grenoble, Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, French energy company EDF and its affiliate Sodetrel, Toyota Motor Corporation and Cité lib, a local car-sharing operator.

For the city of Grenoble this project is included under the framework of the local “Plan Air Climat” aiming to reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality.

Offering a new type of mobility based on ultra-compact electric vehicles, the service aims to complement Grenoble’s public transport network with a solution for short-trips—including one-way trips—that can be planned as part of overall city journeys.

The project also aims to promote inter connectivity of public transport methods (trams, buses, trains) and a new type of personal mobility using small vehicles that don’t take up as much space as a normal car. The main idea is to allow commuters to drive the first or last kilometres of their journey for increased flexibility and time-saving, thus contributing to reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality in city centres.

The Toyota i-ROAD is an innovative, fun-to-drive three-wheel personal mobility vehicle equipped with Active Lean technology that emulates the movements of a skier. The 70 Toyota vehicles will be available for short city trips in 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.

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