Renault launches Mobilize Limo, an electric sedan with subscription for taxis and NCCs

Cars News

“Limo, the very first model signed by Mobilize, is the response of our new brand to the evolutions of the passenger transport market”. Word of Clotilde Delbos, General Manager of the Mobilize brand, a joint venture created between the Renault Group and the Chinese Jiangling Motors Group in 2018. “This offer, which combines a vehicle and flexible services, demonstrates all the ability of Mobilize to accompany users to meet their new needs ”, concludes Delbos.

More concretely, it means proposing a 100% electric four-door sedan to the taxi and chauffeur-driven market that will be available exclusively by subscription. 4.67 meters long, it will be presented in world premiere at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, at the Renault stand, and will guarantee an approved range of 450 km.

The “reason why” of Limo? Renault itself explains it: “In Europe, the ride-hailing market (taxi and rental with driver) is in full growth: it should reach a value of 50 billion euros in 2030, against the current 28 billion. This market should also undergo a rapid and massive electrification process ”. The generous wheelbase, 2.75 meters long, ensures great roominess for rear seat passengers, while the luggage compartment has a volume of 411 liters.

The electric motor – powered by a 60 kWh capacity, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery – delivers 150hp of power and 220Nm of torque, good for 0-100km / h acceleration from 9.6 seconds; while the maximum speed is limited to 140 km / h. The driver can choose between three driving modes (Eco, Normal and Sport) and three intensity levels of regenerative braking on the vehicle’s controls.

“The multimedia system on board of Mobilize Limo includes the Smartphone Replication function via the central 12.3” touchscreen display. In fact, most drivers use their phones for navigation or access to platforms (Uber, for example) ”, they explain from Renault. Taking advantage of the fast recharge, then, you can recover 250 km of autonomy in about 40 minutes. The driving aid features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, lane departure warning and lane maintenance assistance.

Rate article
( No ratings yet )
Cars Moto News
Add a comment