most environmental friendly fleet motor in business
Renault´s star electric supermini ZOE is glowing after being named the most environmentally friendly fleet motor in the business.
The well-established Techies are the only awards in the industry that reward technological innovation in the corporate marketplace, helping fleets operate in a cheaper, cleaner or more efficient way.
Winning the Green Development category at the BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards, the judges were blown away by sophisticated ZOE´s industry-leading kit. Among its highlights, five world premiere features and 60 patents designed to deliver user-friendliness, range and connectivity.
Phil York, Renault UK’s Marketing Director, said: “ZOE represents cutting edge technology in a truly stylish package, offering everybody the opportunity to go electric at the same price as diesel-engined alternatives.
“ZOE is a major step forward in useful technology and makes a genuine difference to the environment and the way people drive. We are delighted this has been recognised at the Techies and are very proud to receive this Green award.”
ZOE hit UK showrooms in June and has a starting price of only £13,995 on-the-road after the UK Government Plug-in Car Grant deduction. It´s available in three trim levels and expertly combines advanced technology with a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Monthly battery hire starts from £70 per month.
The Range OptimiZEr package of three major innovations (bi-modal regenerative braking, heat pump and Michelin EnergyTM E-V tyres) helps ZOE deliver a range of a considerable 130 miles. In real world driving, this is likely to be circa 90 miles, depending on driving style, road and weather conditions.
To make life easy, its Chameleon charger is compatible with various power sources to provide charging from 3kW up to 43kW. Depending on the power of the charging station, this results in a charging time of either 30 minutes (Fast Charge), one hour (Rapid Charge) or up to four hours from its free 7kW domestic single Wallbox, supplied and installed by British Gas.
ZOE´s R-Link comprises a seven-inch embedded tablet in the dashboard with touchscreen display, steering wheel-mounted controls and voice recognition. It also features a connected store giving access to specific apps and services, as well as email and tweets.
The Z.E. Voice warns pedestrians of the vehicle´s approach up to speeds of 18 mph, while ZOE´s Take Care package includes an air ioniser to combat air pollution filtering into the cabin, as well as a fragrance diffuser to give a relaxing or stimulating environment according to occupant preference.
21 August 2013
Renault Zoe electric