At the end of February this year, the Spanish manufacturer and operator Ferrovial, already engaged together in Madrid, announced for March the establishment in Paris of their free-floating carsharing service, before a wider extension in Europe.
The containment, due to the spread of the Covid-19, is the cause of a small slippage in the official launch, now scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday May 20, 2020. Self-service access will then be possible 24/7.
The health crisis made it compulsory to add a health protocol defined by the Ministry of Transport and tested by carers of the AP-HP and Red Cross volunteers. It includes, among other things, disinfectant cleaning (antiviral and antimicrobial solutions) of the parts in contact with users’ hands during recharging and maintenance operations.
In order to protect other customers and operational teams, each user of the service is called upon to contribute to these precautions by complying with the gestures ” barriers “Indicated by the government and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is therefore recommended to wear a mask and wash your hands before and after each trip.
Three pricing formulas are offered, without subscription obligation, nor minimum or maximum fixed duration: per minute (0.29 euro at launch, or 0.13 euro during possible parking phases during rental), in time package (35, 55 or 65 euros for 24, 48 and 72 hours respectively), or in credits (Smart Packs) usable both in Paris and Madrid (from 30 euros for a credit of 35 euros for use, up to 80 euros for 100 euros of actual use).
Note a delay of 24 to 48 hours for taking into account the initial registration. Then, an application allows you to view the nearby Zoé available and their charge level, to book one and unlock access, then to end the rental. It will then suffice to park (free parking) the car in Paris, in any public place on the surface. The vehicles are repositioned by Zity staff to ensure a good distribution of the fleet in the territory covered by the service.