At the 2018 edition of the São Paulo Motor Show, starting this Wednesday (07) and open to the public as of tomorrow, Renault is the only car manufacturer to have its own booth at the New Mobility Zone – a novelty introduced in this year’s show –. Renault’s New Mobility zone booth showcases three zero emission vehicles: ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo, as well the first open-source mass-market electric vehicle platform: the Renault POM – short for Platform Open Mind. Additionally, two units of the Twizy and two of the ZOE will be also available for test drive.
“Renault holds more than 50% of the market for 100% electric vehicles in Brazil. We are protagonists in this segment and we will maintain our position with the beginning of sales of Renault Zoe for the final customer, as announced in São Paulo Motor Show", says Luiz Fernando Pedrucci, CEO at Renault Latin America.
Sustainability projects use Renault’s all-electric cars in different cities, such as Curitiba, São Paulo, Foz do Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, and even Fernando de Noronha.
Those visiting the Mobility Zone booth will know more about projects carried out in Brazil by Renault’s business customers relating to electric vehicles, especially:
Itaipu Binational: Itaipu is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy and pioneers in the development of electric vehicles in Brazil. Itaipu will announce the construction of a training center to assemble EVs in collaboration with Renault. In addition to displaying a Renault Twizy it assembled at its premises in Foz do Iguaçu, it will demonstrate its Move carsharing app channeled into the use of the two-seater.
FedEx Express: Renault’s first sale to FedEx worldwide took place in Brazil, when the car manufacturer delivered 6 Kangoo Z.E. to the multinational headquartered in the U.S. FedEx is the first courier services company to include electric powered cars in its delivery fleet in Brazil. The world’s largest express delivery company, FedEx Express will exhibit one of its EVs at Renault’s New Mobility booth. Altogether, the Kangoo Z.E. vans used by FedEx Express have already traveled almost 260 thousand km, thus avoiding the release of 850 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere.
MRV: Operating for 39 years now, MRV Engineering is Brazil’s biggest homebuilder and real estate company, and is constantly offering innovative and sustainable solutions to its consumers. It pioneers as the first to massively use photovoltaic solar panels in the house-building industry. The company estimates that all of its real estate development projects will be equipped with photovoltaic systems to generate electricity by 2022.
At Renault’s booth, visitors will also find information about K-Commerce, the most comprehensive online car retail platform. Launched last January thanks to 53 talented people team working in three countries, the K-Commerce allows customers buying a Kwid through any digital environment – even using their mobile phones. It covers all stages of the car buying process, from choosing the best finance option to requesting valuation of the pre-owned car that will be traded in.
The Renault Mobility carsharing app will be also demonstrated at Renault’s booth. Created by RCI Bank it is already in operation in Europe and will start its testing phase in Brazil.
Renault has invited some of the startups it accelerated in the last editions of the Renault Experience program to showcase their projects at the motor show. Created in 2008, the program has already impacted 40 thousand university students and, with a new format since 2016, it aims at encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation following the startup model. Get to know more about the startups exhibiting their projects at Renault’s booth:
Senscar: Developed by students at UNINTER (PR), Senscar is a device that automatically stops the engine if it detects the presence of alcohol in the driver’s breath, in addition to notifying another person through a smartphone app.
iDeliver: The system designed by students at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) offers on-the-way delivery service by connecting people and businesses who have stuff to send with drivers already going in the right direction.
Arquimedes: The app designed by students at the University of São Paulo (USP) uses gamification to increase driver’s focus on the road and avoid accidents.
SmartSecurity: The device developed by students at the Federal University of Bahia allows sharing information to prepare police accident reports, such as collisions and burglaries, or if movement is detected inside the vehicle, using a smartphone or other devices connected via internet.
The 2018 edition of the Renault Experience is introducing novelties, such as the POM – Platform Open Mind – first seen at the 2017 CES (Consumer Electronics Show), in Las Vegas. Twizy’s open-source platform is aimed at encouraging the use of its information to design new mobility solutions. With access to information available on the Twizy platform, participants of the Renault Experience challenge are free to explore all their ideas by copying or changing the existing hardware, and even create a fully customized EV.
Representatives of Segula Technologies, who teams up with Renault in the POM project globally, as well as HotMilk, one of the biggest startup accelerators in the state of Paraná, are also present at Renault’s booth in the New Mobility Zone.