Renault Retail Group has switched its 160-plus courtesy car fleet to zero emissions electric cars. The Group is providing customers with a highly convenient real-world taste of electric vehicles (EVs) by switching all its courtesy cars to the Renault Zoe E-Tech.
The move sees 143 courtesy cars spread across its 15 official Renault and Dacia dealerships in England and Wales replaced with the multi-award-winning all-electric supermini.
Customers will be able to experience first-hand how an electric car, like the Zoe E-Tech, can fit into their everyday routine and how easy it could be to transition to an electric vehicle.
With each courtesy car travelling up to 5,000 miles (8050km) a year, it will also help customers and Renault Retail Group to cut their carbon footprint. This will also contribute to improving air quality in the local environment in which they work and live.
For many customers, it will be the first time that they have driven an electric vehicle and Renault Retail Group want to make the experience as straightforward as possible.
Each Zoe will be provided fully charged offering a range of up to 245 miles (395km) and customers will receive a full introduction of the car’s features and its operation.
Ludovic Troyes, Renault Retail Group managing director, said: “The 100 percent electric Renault Zoe has been prominent in the EV market for nearly 10 years, bringing zero-emissions motoring within the reach of everyone.
By switching to electric courtesy cars, Renault Retail Group is giving all our customers the opportunity to experience the benefits of electric motoring, so they too can take advantage of affordable running costs whilst being kinder to the environment.”
Additionally, and to help attract more people to the advantages of electric vehicles, Renault Retail Group is now offering 48-hour test drives on the Zoe E-Tech. Both the courtesy car and the two-day test drives are a great way to introduce drivers to electric cars and all the advantages they offer. Hopefully, it will speed up the transition to clean driving.