The Eden Project is taking on 18 Renault electric vehicles to use on its Cornwall site and also further afield in the promotion of the ever-popular tourist attraction and educational charity.
The vehicles span the full spectrum of the Renault zero emissions range and encompass the Twizy quadricycle, Zoe supermini and Kangoo ZE in both panel van and maxi crew cab body styles.
Renault’s presence at Eden will also extend to an interactive electric vehicle exhibit in the Core building – Eden’s exhibition, science and learning centre.
To be hosted during the school summer holidays between July 23 and September 4, the exhibit is designed to engage with visitors and provide them with an insight into the environmental benefits and workings of electric vehicles.
The Eden Project will use two of its three Renault Zoes to assist with visitor services, 13 Kangoo ZEs – comprising of four maxi crew cab versions and nine panel vans – will be used across the site by maintenance, horticulture, security, live programming and catering teams.
James Boyer, marketing director, Groupe Renault UK, said: “The partnership with The Eden Project is a fantastic endorsement for our passion to develop electric vehicles that are inspired by the environment."
Rita Broe, sales and marketing director at The Eden Project, said: “We are delighted to have strengthened our relationship with Renault and to have this opportunity to showcase a beautiful new fleet of electric vehicles at Eden. We are always keen to promote the benefits of electric vehicles in reducing carbon emissions.
“Having the Renault fleet hard at work across the site, as well as hosting a major interactive Renault exhibit at Eden in peak season, will help inform and educate our hundreds of thousands of visitors about the benefits of owning electric cars in a fun, engaging way.
"Our visitors are already very interested in seeing the vehicles – and the Twizys in particular are causing quite a stir."