4Mobility, in close cooperation with PGE Nowa Energia and the City of Rzeszów, with the participation of the car manufacturer Nissan, is launching a minute-by-minute electric car rental service in Rzeszów. Starting on 18 December, residents and tourists can enjoy the region's first electric carsharing system. They can rent Nissan Leaf electric cars.
The 4Mobility application will offer 30 Nissan Leaf cars for rent in the zone covering the city center and popular places in Rzeszów. As the service develops, the Rzeszów fleet and the 4Mobility zone will be enlarged. The cars can be driven on bus lanes, park in the city center at no extra charge, and be returned anywhere in the area visible in the application.
The PGE Group is investing in development of electromobility. It is one of the key areas of our strategy, which is a part of our comprehensive efforts to promote environmentally friendly solutions. The proof of that is the launch, in cooperation with 4Mobility, of a carsharing service for Rzeszów with the use of electric cars, which, thanks to the PGE, will be 100 percent supplied with electricity coming from renewable sources - says Paweł Śliwa, the Vice-President of the Management Board for Innovation at PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
Development of electric car charging infrastructure is a priority project of PGE Nowa Energia. I am glad that we can not only develop the charging station network in Rzeszów, but also be a partner of 4Mobility, which enables drivers to use our network - adds Kazimierz Więcek, the President of the Management Board of PGE Nowa Energia.
The city of Rzeszów constantly shows that it is the capital of innovation. We are pleased that modern services for our residents include the possibility of renting electric cars as a supplement to the means of transport available in the city. The services were prepared in cooperation with our new Urban Lab, where we also implement other innovative transport solutions - emphasizes Tadeusz Ferenc, the President of Rzeszów.
Rzeszów is another city, after Warsaw, Poznan, and the Tricity, where 4Mobility services are available. Rzeszów is a very important location for us due to the possibility of introduction of a project based 100% on electric cars. This was possible thanks to the charging infrastructure provided by our shareholder and strategic partner, PGE Nowa Energia of the PGE Group - says Paweł Błaszczak, the President of the Management Board of 4Mobility.
As a pioneer in the electric car market and the manufacturer of the world's most popular emission-free model, the Nissan LEAF, we are happy to engage in activities that show that electric vehicles can also be successfully used in services such as carsharing. The Nissan LEAF cars to become a part of the 4Mobility fleet in Rzeszów are equipped with 40 kWh batteries, allowing them to drive the distance of 270 km without charging. On the other hand, the dynamic 150 hp electric motors fit perfectly into the urban nature of the travel, without affecting the environment, through either exhaust fumes or noise - adds Kamil Wieczorkowski, the Head of Corporate Sales at Nissan Sales CEE.
As a part of the start of 4Mobility services in Rzeszów, there will be a promotional price list in which customers will pay only 0.67 zlotys for each minute and 0.80 zlotys for each kilometer they drive a Nissan Leaf. As a result, the cost of driving a new Nissan Leaf e.g. from the Main Railway Station to the Rzeszów University of Technology will be only about 11 zlotys.
To rent Nissan Leaf cars with 4Mobility, a user simply needs to download the 4Mobility carsharing application and create your account there. Cars are visible in the mobile application, which enables renting a car, opening it, and efficiently making the payment using a payment card.
4Mobility is the third largest player in the Polish carsharing market. Since April 2019, over 51% of shares in 4Mobility have been held by PGE Nowa Energia, a company from the PGE Capital Group.