Toyota's i-ROAD and COMS Vehicles Now Part of Car Sharing Public Transport in France
Jul 08, 2014 12:18
Toyota is contributing 70 of its Lilliputian personal mobility electric vehicles to a car sharing and public transport test project in France. The service project is called “Citélib by Ha:Mo” - the “Ha:Mo” bit comes from “Harmonious Mobility”.
70 Toyota i-ROAD and Toyota COMS will be used for the project for a duration of three years, which during then these electric vehicles will be charged at around 30 charging stations managed by Sodetrel (EDF Group).
Operational starting with October, the car-sharing system is Toyota's second “Ha:Mo” project and the first outside Japan.
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