Mobilize electric vehicles use Portuguese cork

Mobilize, the Renault Group's urban mobility brand, adopted the use of Portuguese cork, from Corticeira Amorim, which is used inside the brand's new 100% electric vehicles.

The Portuguese company announced that the Brazilian cork is integrated into the seats of the Mobilize Duo and Mobilize Solo models, and also in the rear interior panel of the latter vehicle, because it is a natural and sustainable raw material.

Mobilize Duo and Mobilize Solo, presented at the last edition of the Paris Motor Show, were developed with 50% recycled raw materials and are 95% recyclable, complying with the principles of ecodesign. The idea is to redefine the concept of urban mobility, making it more appealing, attractive and fun. Ideal for city driving, with a very small size and a small footprint, Mobilize cars, due to their connected electronic architecture, will also allow better network services.

“It is gratifying to participate in the ongoing revolution in the field of transportation. Be it motor transport, rail transport or air transport. The urgent need to decarbonize the economy makes cork an indispensable material in this urgent paradigm shift. The endless attributes of cork provide a more sustainable planet”, said António Rios de Amorim, CEO of Corticeira Amorim, in a statement.

It should be remembered that Mobilize invests in providing mobility services shared with specific vehicles and for this purpose it has a set of fully electric mobility solutions for transporting people and goods, with tailor-made vehicles designed according to the user experience and the desired services.

The Mobilize Duo is a two-seater, fully electric, compact and connected vehicle designed with car-sharing services in mind. This model is a shared mobility solution adapted to the needs of cities and operators.

Built according to the principles of the circular economy, Mobilize Duo aims to incorporate 50% of recycled materials into its production and be 95% recyclable after the end of its life cycle.

Mobilize Solo, on the other hand, is a three-wheeled electric vehicle with a body length of only 1.37 m long, 0.90 m wide and 1.75 m high. In front of the only seat in this vehicle, we find a joystick instead of a traditional steering wheel, in a clear allusion to the world of video games.

With its three wheels, two front (drive wheels) and one rear (steering wheel), this 100% electric vehicle does not require a driving license to be driven and is capable of reaching a limited maximum speed of 25 km/h.

Produced using 50% recycled materials, Mobilize guarantees that this Solo allows you to enjoy the freedom provided by an electric scooter with a higher level of protection.

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