Mobilize Limo, the 100% electric sedan designed for Taxi and NCC
“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 ”, explain Renault. From these forecasts, “Limo” was born, the first result of the Mobilize brand, a joint-venture created between the Renault Group and the Chinese Jiangling Motors Group in 2018.
The car has been designed for the taxi service, for rentals with drivers, and is available exclusively by subscription. Mobilize Limo is the result of the joint venture created between the Renault Group and Jiangling Motors Group Co.
The electric engine – powered by a liquid-cooled, 60 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery – delivers 150hp of power and 220Nm 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.
Limo, the very first model signed by Mobilize – commented Clotilde Delbos, General Manager of Mobilize – is the answer of our new brand to the evolution of the passenger transport market.
This offering, which combines a flexible vehicle and services, demonstrates Mobilize’s full ability to accompany users to meet their new needs. It also demonstrates exclusive know-how, the result of the Renault Group’s experience in mobility services and the strength of RCI Bank and Services in financial solutions”.
This is a 100% electric sedan that will be available exclusively by subscription and dedicated to the taxi market and rental with drivers. 4.67 meters long, it will be presented in the world premiere at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, at the Renault stand, and will guarantee an approved range of 450 km. The generous wheelbase, 2.75 meters long, ensures great roominess for rear-seat passengers, while the trunk has a volume of 411 liters.
The electric motor – powered by a liquid-cooled, 60 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery – delivers 150hp of power and 220Nm 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 onboard 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. It will be marketed with flexible packages that will include the vehicle and services for professional operators starting in the second half of 2022.