Onto (formerly Evezy) is taking delivery of the first units of its 1,100 order of the all-electric new Zoes for its Electric Vehicle subscription (EV) service – the biggest ever single order of Renault Zoe in the UK. This takes the number of Renault Zoes on Onto’s fleet to nearly 1,300.
Under the Onto model, no deposit is required and in return for a monthly payment, customers are covered for the car, insurance, breakdown cover, maintenance and even the electricity to charge it.
A major benefit of the subscription scheme is that there is no long-term commitment as the subscription term is only one month. The previous generation Zoe is the entry level model for the scheme with a monthly subscription of £339. Customers can top-up their Zoe on the move thanks to the supply of an RFID card in the car’s glove box, that works with the Polar Network charging infrastructure.
All of Onto’s Zoes will feature the 50KW DC rapid charge option, which allows 90 miles of charge to be restored in only 30 minutes, and offer a highly usable range of up to 245 miles (WLTP). Both versions are powered by the new, more powerful R135 motor that is twinned to a 52kWh battery. Onto is giving its customers a choice of two versions, the order has been split between the R135 Z.E. 50 and the GT Line R135 Z.E.50.
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director of Groupe Renault UK, said: “The rate of people switching to electric vehicles is rising fast but there are still many who are wary of making the step or who need to fully see how an EV will work with their day-to-day lifestyle. We are delighted that Onto has chosen the New Zoe as the perfect all-electric vehicle to help these drivers, plus those who are already converted and need no persuading, experience the many benefits of driving an EV. As Onto recognises, the New Zoe is incredibly easy to use and own, a fact that is backed up by its popularity with customers and the motoring press alike.”
Rob Jolly, CEO of Onto commented: “We are in the midst of a big societal shift which has been further accelerated by the pandemic. Our subscription service offers more freedom to customers when it comes to driving an electric car. We know the new Renault Zoe will be great for customers who are ready to experience their first EV. The previous generation Zoe has been core to our growth as a business, and we’re excited to see the improvements in the new model – with more features, a better range and DC rapid charging. We want to give customers a great value, hassle free, flexible car usership experience that also makes them feel good about their impact on the planet. Renault’s impressive goals for electrification match our own and we are excited to go on this journey with them, helping customers to make the inevitable shift to EVs and a greener way of life”.