Groupe Renault puts vehicles at the disposal of health care personnel everywhere in France
- Nearly 300 Renault ZOE from the ZITY car-sharing service in Paris
- 1,000 replacement vehicles available throughout the Renault network France
Boulogne-Billancourt, March 31, 2020 - Today, Groupe Renault is making nearly 1,300 Renault vehicles available to healthcare personnel to accompany them on their journeys throughout France.
In Paris: 300 Renault ZOE of the ZITY service available via the Paris hospitals (AP-HP)
The ZITY free-floating electric car-sharing service, presented last February, is being adapted to offer up to 300 Renault ZOE cars via Hoptisoins, the online service platform set up by AP-HP, to facilitate the daily life of healthcare professionals involved in the fight against Covid-19.
This free offer will initially be reserved for the staff of the nine hospitals in the Paris region involved in the fight against the epidemic. The first cars have been placed near these hospitals from the evening of Monday 30 March. Each AP-HP carer, beneficiary of the service, will be allocated a vehicle personally. The vehicles will be recharged and cleaned by ZITY teams during the caregivers' work periods and in full compliance with the health procedures in force.
Within the fleet, 10 ZOEs are also made available to the AP-HP logistics department at the Pitié-Salpêtrière site. These vehicles will be used to supply hospitals with essential equipment.
The nine beneficiary hospitals:
- Hospital Avicenne at Bobigny
- Hospital Beaujon at Clichy
- Hospital Bicêtre at Le Kremlin Bicêtre
- Hospital Bichat-Claude Bernard at Paris
- Hospital Cochin at Paris
- European Hospital Georges-Pompidou at Paris
- Hospital Lariboisière at Paris
- Hospital Saint-Louis at Paris
- University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière at Paris
In France: 1,000 Renault replacement vehicles available to healthcare personnel.
Renault's sales network in France makes nearly 1,000 vehicles available for free to caregivers to ensure their mobility in the event their personal vehicle is unavailable, for example due to maintenance or breakdown.
These private vehicles, usually used as replacement vehicles or short-term rentals, are available at 150 Renault dealerships throughout France. Renault Retail Group, the manufacturer's distribution subsidiary, and the Renault Dealers Association are working alongside the Groupe Renault in this operation.
A form, available online at https://www.renault-rent.com/contact/pret-vehicule-personnel-soignant is set up to collect applications. Each request is forwarded to the participating Renault dealership closest to the home of the carer applying for a car loan.
Vehicle handovers are subject to strict application of barrier measures to ensure the protection of both customers and staff in the Renault network. Before each loan, the vehicle is thus washed and the interior surfaces disinfected using a virucidal product and a single-use cloth. Protective covers are installed on the seat, steering wheel and gear lever. Keys are disinfected and given to the customer in a sealed envelope.
The replacement vehicle is loaned for the duration of the repair or at the discretion of the dealership.
Groupe Renault has manufactured cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.8 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2019, with 40 manufacturing sites, 12,800 points of sales and after-sales and employing more than 180,000 people.
To address the major technological challenges of the future, while continuing to pursue its profitable growth strategy, Groupe Renault is focusing on international expansion. To this end, it is drawing on the synergies of its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), electric vehicles, and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. With a 100% Renault owned team committed to the Formula 1 World Championship since 2016, the brand is involved in motorsports, a real vector for innovation and awareness.