The New Mobilize Limo electric saloon is designed for private hire

Groupe Renault’s new mobility brand launches a subscription-only D-segment saloon. It will be available for purchase in 2022

Groupe Renault’s Mobilize brand has launched an electric saloon that can be used as a taxi, private-hire vehicle or fleet vehicle.

Group Renault and Chinese company Jiangling Motors jointly developed the Mobilize Limo. The Mobilize Limo will make its public debut at Munich’s motor show, before going on sale only through a subscription service in 2022.

4670mm in length is the D-segment four door saloon. It is powered by a 147bhp electric motor and 162lb-ft of torque. This gives it a 9.6sec 0-62mph speed and a maximum speed of 87mph.

The 60 kWh lithium ion battery provides a range of up to 280 miles. It can also be charged using both AC and DC systems.

Mobilize stated that the Limo was intended to be used in urban areas, where private drivers usually cover approximately 150 miles per day.

There will be three driving models, as well as three levels of regenerative brake. A turning circle of 11.2 meters is also available to assist with urban maneuvering.

Exterior styling includes a distinct front end that distinguishes Mobilize and Renault. It has a coupe-esque profile. You will also find flush door handles, LED lights and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Mobilize created the Limo for private hire and other mobility fleets with a focus in durability, ease-of-use, and passenger space. With 288mm of knee space and a wheelbase of 2750mm, the Limo maximizes leg room for rear passengers. TEP leather-effect upholstery is used in the interior. The rear compartment has two USB ports as well as a volume control. A 411-litre boot is also available.

The front panel features a touchscreen and a digital instrument panel measuring 10.25in by 12.3in. Uber drivers can access required apps by mirroring their smartphones using the infotainment system.

The driver’s chair has been designed to be comfortable over prolonged usage. A refrigerated storage space is located between the front seats.

A fleet of 40 Limos will be conducting validation trials in Europe after the Limo’s public debut at Munich’s motor show.

Mobilize claims the Limo will be “cost effective”, but has not yet revealed pricing details.

You can subscribe to it with a package that includes the vehicle as well as services for private hire vehicles, taxis, and other shared mobility uses. Mobilize will offer these services for Renault Groupe vehicles as well.

For more casual drivers, there will be a Limo service that you can pay as-you-drive.

Although there are no plans for a right-hand drive Limo to be launched in the UK, Mobilize will offer services in the UK with Groupe Renault vehicles.

Mobilize was launched earlier in the year with the new EZ-1. This improved the design of Renault Twizy’s two-seater.

The brand will release the Limo, one of three new electric cars that it will make available for car-sharing and delivery.