Renault Group has introduced a new product under the Mobilize sub-brand, focused on urban car-sharing and taxi services. Solo Concept, which occupied the niche of the smallest model of the young brand, is an electric car with three wheels and a body length of only 1.37 meters, the appearance of which is dictated by the shape of a single seat. Together with him, the Ileo Concept racks debuted, allowing you to quickly organize charging stations and change their configuration if necessary.
The Mobilize Solo Concept has three wheels — two driving and a rear wheel responsible for driving. The tricycle is controlled using a joystick, and it will be possible to ride it without a license and even without buckling since the maximum speed does not exceed 25 kilometers.
At the same time, the Solo Concept received an airbag, as well as an “emergency button” activated by the foot: it stops the car in case of an emergency. The asymmetrical body envelops the passenger-like clothes, Renault claims, allowing him to move in a comfortable semi-sitting position.
The tricycle has only one door — on the left side, and the seat can be pushed forward to access the storage compartment. Solo Concept is half made up of recycled materials and is 95 percent recyclable.
The curved body allows you to put several Solos together like a jigsaw puzzle. Up to six electric cars delivered in this way can fit in one standard parking space. In this case, you can charge them at the same time: wireless charging is provided, in which the front Solo transmits energy to the Solos standing behind. Also, the electric car can be charged from a terminal or a home outlet thanks to a removable battery.
Renault also talked about a new approach to urban charging stations, called the Ileo Concept. These are so-called “mobile totems” with different functions: bicycle racks, places to relax with tables, and charging points themselves. They are united by the possibility of quick installation and dismantling, as well as canopies that can be decorated with plants or equipped with solar panels. Both concepts will be shown live at the Paris Motor Show, which will be held from October 17 to 23.