The city of Paris, France, will be introducing a new electric moped rental program later this summer — as part of the mayor’s growing efforts to address the city’s ubiquitous air pollution and traffic congestion.
The new rental program — which will be managed by the electric vehicle (EV) rental firm Cityscoot — will comprise 1000 electric scooters, made available all across the capital city. Helmets and gloves will also be available for rental with the mopeds.
The full-scale rollout of the new program follows on a successful trial — which made use of 50 electric mopeds — implemented by Cityscoot over the last few months.
A rep for the office of Mayor Anne Hildago was quoted by the news agency AFP as stating that the trial had been very successful — and that, “in the last three months 1,200 testers have completed nearly 4,500 journeys.”
Pricing for the rental service will reportedly be around €3 for 15 minutes of moped use. The service will be integrated with a smartphone app — likely allowing for a fast and easy rental process.
For more information on the country’s (and city’s) efforts to address pollution and traffic congestion via electric vehicles and bikesharing programs, see:
- France Ramping Up EV Bonus Program For Those Upgrading From Old Diesel Cars
- Carlos Ghosn Talks LEAF, Electric Car Future, Carsharing, & Connected Cars In Paris
- French Post Office + Renault Trucks Introducing Electric Truck With Hydrogen-Powered Range Extender
- Renault-Nissan Providing 200 EVs To French Telecom Orange
- At COP21 In Paris, Renault-Nissan Partner To Install 90 New EV Charging Spots
- 50% Driving Ban For Paris Due To Air Pollution
Images via Cityscoot