Renault Retail Group has switched its fleet of courtesy cars to fully electric Renault Zoe models.
The business operates 15 dealerships in England and Wales and operates 164 courtesy cars.
The new electric vehicles (EVs) replace a selection of petrol-powered Renault Clio, Captur and Dacia Sandero models.
Ludovic Troyes, managing director of Renault Retail Group, said: “The 100% 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.”
Each courtesy car is expected to travel up to 5,000 miles a year, which will help Renault Retail Group and its customers to cut their carbon footprint.
For many customers it will be the first time that they have driven an electric vehicle and Renault Retail Group says it will make the experience as straightforward as possible. Each Zoe will be provided fully charged – offering a range of up to 245 miles - and customers will receive a full introduction on the car’s features and its operation. Should customers need to travel beyond the Zoe’s range, details of charging points can easily be accessed on its infotainment system.
To help attract more people to the advantages of EVs, Renault Retail Group is now offering 48-hour test drives on the Zoe E-Tech.