Get pleasure from, Eni’s automobile sharing service, goes electrical in Bologna, with the introduction of the battery swapping geared up metropolis vehicles XEV YOYO to its fleet. The information was introduced Friday at Palazzo Gnudi within the presence of Valentina Orioli, Councillor for New Mobility of the Municipality of Bologna, who spoke along with Giuseppe Ricci, Eni Power Evolution Chief Working Officer. The assembly was held through the Bologna version of European Mobility Week, going down from 16 to 22 September.
As of Friday, Get pleasure from prospects in Bologna can hire one in every of 50 model new XEV YOYOs through the app. The vehicles are instantly recognisable because of the unmistakable lime inexperienced color. The brand new vehicles add to the prevailing fleet of 155 vehicles and cargo automobiles already out there within the metropolis. Due to the settlement between Eni and XEV, a automobile firm based in Turin in 2018, the benefits of city electrical mobility are mixed with the comfort of ‘free floating’ automobile sharing, which permits leases to start and finish anyplace inside Get pleasure from’s protection space, and not using a predefined pick-up or drop-off level. Morover, Get pleasure from takes care of recharging: on this manner, XEV YOYO metropolis vehicles permit prospects to maneuver round freely as they at all times include a battery cost of greater than 30%.
“Eni is happy the Municipality of Bologna has welcomed the brand new Get pleasure from electrical automobile sharing service enthusiastically, after it launched in Turin in current months. It should quickly be prolonged to the opposite cities the place the service is current: Florence, Milan and Rome,” mentioned Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Working Officer for Power Evolution at Eni. “We’re additionally glad that the presentation came about through the European Mobility Week, whose theme for this yr is Higher Connections. Creating higher connections between residents and the completely different gamers in city mobility can also be one of many targets of automobile sharing. As of right this moment, Get pleasure from contributes to the evolution of metropolis journey offering the folks in Bologna with vehicles that can be utilized just for the time and alongside the route they require, with zero CO2 on-the-go emissions, and really simple to drive. The brand new electrical automobile sharing service enriches Eni’s providing of sustainable merchandise in addition to its service stations, the place the batteries of the brand new Get pleasure from vehicles are modified. It’s a additional step on our path in the direction of the purpose, by 2050, of the complete decarbonization not solely of our operations but additionally of the merchandise for our prospects.”
Because it started operations in Bologna in 2018, Get pleasure from has rented out vehicles greater than 340,000 occasions within the metropolis, making automobile sharing a well-liked various to personal automobiles, with advantages when it comes to site visitors decongestion and high quality of life for many who stay and work within the metropolis. Renting Get pleasure from automobiles in Bologna gives benefits equivalent to free parking on blue strains and in residents-only parking tons, in addition to free entry to a few of the metropolis’s restricted site visitors areas.
Get pleasure from has over 1 million prospects in Italy who’ve accomplished about 29 million leases since 2013. With a fleet of two,500 automobiles, Get pleasure from can also be current in Turin, Florence, Milan and Rome. In Florence, Milan and Rome, the XEV YOYO metropolis vehicles might be launched within the coming months.
To hire Get pleasure from automobiles, customers have to obtain the app, which is accessible on the Android, iOS and Huawei shops. After registering they’ll seek for, view and ebook automobiles out there close by or of their space of curiosity, or hire an Get pleasure from automobile alongside their route by coming into the licence plate quantity and the code that may be discovered on the windscreen into the app. As soon as the automobile has been accessed and unlocked, the rental is managed by way of the smartphone till arrival. On the finish, customers can view a abstract of the rental prices incurred.
All Get pleasure from rental charges can be found on-line. For XEV YOYO metropolis vehicles, as for the opposite vehicles within the fleet, the speed is €0.29/min. Beginning on 29 September, a hard and fast value of €1.00 might be added for unlocking the automobile initially of the rental.
XEV YOYO is a totally electrical metropolis automobile with a prime velocity of 80 km/h and a variety of as much as 150 km: geared up with a sunroof, small and agile, it’s the perfect automobile for metropolis centres. To recharge, along with plug-in columns, XEV YOYO vehicles are designed for battery swapping, which may be carried out in only a few minutes. 5 Eni service stations are arrange in Bologna for this goal. Get pleasure from may also care for the recharging course of with battery swapping.
The XEV YOYO vehicles within the Get pleasure from fleet are equipped by way of a long-term rental service by SIFÀ, Società Italiana Flotte Aziendali – BPER Financial institution Group.