Europcar has added a further 85 Renault Zoes to its fleet.
A number of the new cars will be used by E-Car Club, the company’s car sharing business, and its collection and delivery operation.
The fully-electric Renault Zoe is available to rent from £4.50 per hour, from E-Car Club.
The majority of E-Car Club’s newly acquired 40kWh Renault Zoes will be used for a brand new scheme in North Solihull, which sees the popular EV available to members at nine locations throughout the region’s residential areas.
The rest of the cars will be used by Europcar to support its Deliver & Collect service in major UK cities. The use of the Renault Zoe lowers Europcar’s carbon footprint in highly populated areas as well as reduce its operating costs.
The new order follows Europcar’s successful introduction of 55 Renault Zoes for its Deliver & Collect logistics fleet in 2016, which at the time was the biggest ever UK order for the best-selling EV.
All of the ZOEs have been supplied in Dynamique Nav trim. As standard, this includes hands-free keycard, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, seven-inch R-Link infotainment system with voice-controlled sat nav, electric windows and LED Daytime Running Lights.
Power is provided by the R110 electric motor and the ZE40 battery.
Gary Smith, managing director of Europcar Mobility Group in the UK, said: “Since adding the Renault ZOE to our Deliver & Collect logistics fleet in 2016 we’ve found its usability has been a big plus for our operation. A vast array of our Deliver & Collect drivers use them, many of which have never experienced an electric vehicle before. The simplicity means that they can quickly familiarise themselves with the car. The instant response and fully automatic transmission also adds to a fuss-free driving experience in the often-congested urban areas in which our ZOEs operate. But more importantly they are playing a pivotal role in helping us to lower our carbon footprint and reach our goal of five per cent of our entire UK vehicle fleet being pure electric by 2020.”