- The new service will become operational in December with a fleet of 500 electric cars.
- The service will be available within the M-30 beltway and in certain other areas.
- Special offer for the first 5,000 registered users.
Madrid, 13/11/2017.- ZITY today unveiled Madrid's new carsharing service, which will come into operation in December. The service will be available within the M-30 beltway and in certain other areas. ZITY unveiled its website, www.zitycar.es, and announced that the first 5,000 people who pre-register on the site will get a promotional code giving them 20 minutes' free usage. Javier Mateos, CEO of ZITY, said that "shared mobility is a key means of driving sustainability in cities."
The vehicle that was presented this morning and will be available for Madrid residents to use is the ZOE Z.E. 40. The service will be provided by 500 electric cars with a rated range of up to 400 km, a large trunk and the assurance that the energy used to recharge the batteries is 100% renewable. The cars have a EURO NCAP 5-star rating — the highest safety level — and the energy for recharging is certified 100% renewable. A pilot test will be conducted in November with a small number of cars.
ZITY is a partnership between Ferrovial Services and Renault
This service was made possible by cooperation between Ferrovial Services and Renault. It combines Ferrovial Services' capacities in the area of municipal services and environmentally-friendly solutions with Renault's experience as the foremost supplier of electric cars in Spain and Europe and a leading brand in the field of sustainable mobility.
About Javier Mateos, CEO of ZITY
Javier Mateos has been appointed as CEO of the newly-formed ZITY. Javier graduated in Industrial Engineering from the University of Extremadura and holds an MBA from IE Business School. He has over ten years' experience in services for cities, mobility and infrastructure. He was formerly Manager in charge of Local Governments at Ferrovial Services in the Madrid region. Since joining Ferrovial Services in 2007, he has held a number of positions of responsibility, including Infrastructure Manager in the Castilla & León region and manager of the public lighting contract in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid.
Ferrovial is one of the world's leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, committed to developing sustainable solutions. The company has 97,000 employees and operates in over 20 countries. Its main business areas are: Toll Roads, Services, Construction and Airports. It is a member of Spain's blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good; all its operations are conducted in compliance with the principles of the UN Global Compact, which the company adopted in 2002.
Renault offers a full range of 100% electric vehicles that produce no CO2, NOx, carbon monoxide, small particles, smells or engine noise when on the road. Since it entered this market in 2011, it has sold over 100,000 units in Europe and is the leading brand in this segment. One out of every four all-electric vehicles sold in Europe at present is made by Renault, and the ZOE is the continent's top-selling model. Kangoo ZE is Europe's top-selling all-electric commercial vehicle.
Renault was Spanish market leader in 2016, having accounted for 28.6% of the total market in all-electric vehicles (cars, vans and quads). Kangoo ZE is Spain's top-selling zero-emissions commercial vehicle. Renault has sold over 4,750 all-electric vehicles since it entered this market in Spain in 2012.
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