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emov heads to Lisbon

The emov fleet in Lisbon will initially consist of 150 Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles


The Emov service can be accessed through smartphones
The Emov service can be accessed through smartphones

French automaker PSA Groupe has announced the introduction of its Emov all-electric car-sharing service to a second European city.


The roll-out of the fleet in Lisbon will begin next month and initially consist of 150 Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles.


Since the service launched in Madrid in 2016, the company claims to have built a base of more than 160,000 customers in the Spanish capital.


According to Emov, a stand-out feature of the new service in the Portuguese Capital is that beyond the city-centre, users will be able to start and end their journeys close to the airport facilities. Both residents and tourists will be able to access the service through their smartphones.


“In little more than a year, we’ve consolidated the Emov service in Madrid and it’s always been one of our aims to broaden the scope of the project and operate in other domestic and international cities,” said Fernando Izquierdo, chief executive officer of Emov.


“Right now we’re focusing our efforts on the launch in Lisbon, but we haven’t ruled out the possibility of extending it to another large Spanish city before the end of the year.”


Meanwhile in Madrid, Emov plans to deploy its corporate accounts solution, making it possible for many large companies, SMEs and start-ups to manage employee travel with cost-savings of up to 50 per cent compared with conventional car and driver solutions.


Emov also announced that it has dispensed with the insurance deductible for individuals who choose to use the service. This means that for only €1 more per journey, users will no longer be liable for the €500 payment they would normally owe if found responsible for any damage to a vehicle.


Emov is a Spanish company based in Madrid borne out of a strategic alliance between high-tech integral urban mobility services firm Eysa and Free2Move, Groupe PSA’s new mobility services brand.


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