- Renault wins Electric Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year
- Renault commended for City Car Manufacturer of the Year
- Renault ZOE has the longest range of any mainstream EV on sale today at 250 miles (NEDC)
- Renault Kangoo Van Z.E.33 recently upgraded with improved range, 170 miles (NEDC), and charging times
- Renault EV line-up to expand in 2018 with the addition of Master Z.E. panel van
- Renault is Europe’s leading EV manufacturer
Renault - Europe’s leading electric car and van manufacturer - has been awarded the title of Electric Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the 2017 GreenFleet awards and was also commended in the City Car Manufacturer of the Year category.
The team at Westover Renault's showrooms in Poole and Salisbury were thrilled to hear of Renault's latest successes. Westover offers Renault's full range of affordable all-electric cars and vans – including the ZOE with its 250 mile (NEDC) range, the most of any mainstream electric car on sale today, and the recently-upgraded Kangoo Van Z.E.33 with a near 60 per cent improved range of 170 mile (NEDC).
Every year, the GreenFleet Awards recognises organisations which have successfully adopted low emission vehicles and innovative fuel saving solutions into their fleets, along with the manufacturers and innovators of low carbon technologies.
Angela Pisanu, editor of GreenFleet magazine, said; “The winner this year has had their experts come up with new battery technology that has enabled them to increase the range on their small car and van EV offering… With the capability to go for 250 miles on a single charge in the car, and 170 in the van, they are set to revolutionise the EV market with a new larger offering in 2018 too”.
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Renault UK, said of the result: “Renault has an affordable range of all-electric cars and vans with class-leading ranges that are available, not in a few years’ time – but today. And this latest award of Electric Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year from GreenFleet is a fantastic recognition of that. Renault was a pioneer of the all-electric market and is Europe’s leading EV manufacturer. With one in four EV sales in Europe a Renault, it’s clear that our range of affordable all-electric vehicles is resonating with buyers and we’ll be expanding our line-up with the new Master Z.E. panel van next year.”
The Renault ZOE was upgraded in 2017 with the new Z.E.40 battery, increasing the ZOE’s range by 50 per cent to 250 miles (NEDC) – Renault estimates that in real-world driving conditions that this equates to around 186 miles in summer and 124 miles in extreme cold winter conditions. ZOE can charge from zero to 80 per cent full in as little as 60 minutes thanks to its patented Chameleon Charger™ that allows it to make the most of the widest range of power supplies and also keep charging times to a minimum. Renault’s Range OptimiZer technology ensures ZOE is highly efficient with its heat pump – as standard – a bi-modal braking system and Michelin ENERGY E-V tyres.
This award from GreenFleet adds to other recent awards Renault has received for its all-electric line-up:
What Car? Best Electric Car 2017 – Renault ZOE
What Car? Best Used Green Car 2018 – Renault ZOE
Autocar Game Changer 2017 – Renault ZOE
Parkers Eco Car of the Year 2018 – Renault ZOE
Pure Electric and Hybrid Cars Green Apple Champion 2017 – Renault ZOE
For more information or to arrange a test drive, please contact Westover Renault's teams.