City of Grenoble


Type 2: Pre-procurement collaboration

Sector of the company/organisation

Public Sector

Name of activity/project (or solution offered)

Ultra-compact Urban EV Car-sharing Project

Relevant urban sustainability topic

climate (mitigation, adaptation,…)
infrastructure (built environment)
lifestyles (sustainable consumption, recreation, leisure,…)
sustainability strategy (strategy development at city level, urban planning,…)

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Brief project summary

The City of Grenoble, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, Cité lib, EDF, and Toyota Motor Corporation have launched a collaborative zero-emission ultra-compact urban electric vehicle car-sharing project. It is aimed at addressing "last mile" transportation needs for those using public transportation, while cutting on CO2 emissions and reducing car use in the city.

Short activity description

This project explores numerous collaboration options, while tackling important environmental and infrastructural issues. The breakdown of responsibilities is as follows:


·         City of Grenoble: Allocation of parking spaces for the car-sharing system

·         Grenoble Alpes Métropole: Connection to the Mobile Station trip planner

·         Cité lib: Customer relationship management and daily vehicle and charger maintenance

·         EDF: Planning, installation and operation of the charging infrastructure

·         Toyota Motoring Company: Supply of electric vehicles and management of the interconnectivity between users, vehicles, charging stations and the Mobile Station trip planner


The electric vehicle network enables mobility in areas where public transport is scarce. 

Is this project a best practice? Why?

This project represents a best practice, as it incorporates all the signs of a healthy and creative inter-sectorial collaboration creating value shared by all.

·         For Grenoble and its metropolitan area, an electric car-sharing service has been identified as a solution to meet greenhouse-gas and other air-pollutant reduction targets.

·         For Toyota Motor Company, this project is part of research done on comprehensive car-sharing schemes to explore the utility and business feasibility of co-modality transport solutions.

·         For EDF Group, the project enables the evaluation of the feasibility of mobility systems linked with charging stations

Finally, for Cité lib, the project complements its current offering of interurban self-service conventional gasoline and diesel car-sharing solutions.