Peugeot and the Unlimited Mobility Option
For those who live in small towns or villages, the problems of traffic restrictions in parts of the city sound like Chinese.
For those of us who are more or less fortunate to live in cities such as Madrid, we must bear in mind that the restriction zones will become ever wider.
Also, little by little we will hear the sound of "shared mobility", just as we do "car sharing".
Before explaining to you the two bets that the French manufacturer offers us, I would like to extend the term and give a small generic review to the concept of shared mobility.
We are currently experiencing a real invasion, in my view very positive, of different examples of this.
If we take as a reference our capital, which is undoubtedly the most advanced city in this sense in Spain, we will see how bicycles with electric assistance, motorcycles or electric cars and the newly incorporated electric scooters are capable of providing mobility which was, until very recently, unimaginable in the city.
In the future, mobility will be based on technological plurality, and the owner or owners will play a secondary role.
In the case of shared mobility, the current positioning is undoubtedly electric. The triumph in user loyalty is simplicity when it comes to using it.
All you have to do is download the application that corresponds to the product you want to use, fill in your details and choose the method of payment. Today you will even find apps offered by all available companies.
Inside the app you will find a map and you will be able to search by area for the mobility method that you want and that at that moment has available units closer to you. You will then be offered a twenty-minute reservation.
You will get close to the car, motorbike, etc., and after entering in your mobile a code that you will normally see in the vehicle, you will be ready to start the adventure.
The price varies according to the option you have chosen but it is usually quite economic. If we compare it with a taxi, it will be about a third of the cost.
You may be wondering who the users of these services are. Everyone who knows they are. Living in a city like Madrid and being able to have a car to access conflictive areas and also parking without any cost makes everyday life easier.
Don't forget the users who come on holiday and discover new ways of getting to know the city.
Companies like Lime, which offer electric skates, are in different cities and different countries. As an example, a few weeks ago and on the occasion of the Paris Motor Show, I spent the night in the city.
If you know it you will know that besides the Seine and the Eiffel Tower, Paris is very well known for the intense traffic. When leaving the Salon it is common to see endless queues waiting for taxis and motorbike taxis.
This year my light bulb went on and I looked for options of shared mobility. About 300 meters away I found an electric scooter and so I was on my way to the hotel.
However, you always have to take into account the limitations of mobility by district. Although with this, the companies are very specific and there should be no mistake if you check at the end of the service that the vehicle is closed and available for a new user to book mobility.
Having said that, we focus on the headline of this article: Peugeot offers two electrical options that fit perfectly in the boot.
Let's see them!
Designed by the exclusive Peugeot Design Lab, the eF01 can travel at 20km/h for 30 kilometres.
Peugeot's hybrid technological ingenuity is conceived under the parameters of the new Peugeot 5008 SUV C at a cost of 2,000 euros, not having to acquire the car in order to get hold of it.
The eF01's folding and unfolding system allows the operation to be completed in less than ten seconds, and it can be loaded while driving the new Peugeot 5008.
With a total weight of 17 kilograms, the bicycle draws its energy from a lithium-ion battery that is recharged by electric current or when pedalling with kinetic energy.
Peugeot is one of the pioneering brands in the bicycle sector, spearheading first advances since 1892. At that time, the brand of the lion, designed the first folding bicycle for the French navy led by Captain Henri Gerard.
The eF01 uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to communicate with a smartphone through the MyPeugeotAPP app, where you can see data on the autonomy and battery charge level. You can also manage your bike with your own 5008 via Screen Mirroring.
Peugeot has historically placed mobility as a key aspect of its strategy. It is currently the only automotive brand to market two- or three-wheeled bicycles and scooters as well as passenger cars and commercial vehicles. For its part, Micro, a world leader in the manufacture of scooters, has been offering solutions adapted to the needs of families for 20 years.
Peugeot and Micro have teamed up to design e-Kick, an electric scooter that optimises urban travel according to the circumstances and wishes of its users.
Perfectly integrated into the platform (lithium-ion battery) and the rear wheel (engine), it optimises assistance according to the user's movements, offering a range of 12 kilometres. It allows journeys at speeds of up to 25 km/h. For greater safety, in addition to the classic brake, it incorporates an engine brake that also recharges the battery.
In addition to ensuring the recharging of the battery as soon as the vehicle starts. Outside the 3008, the device can be recharged in about an hour, with a classic power outlet. The scooter has a release date within the last quarter of 2018, in line with the dates that are shuffled for the start of marketing the SUV 3008.