Going wild

Most car launch press trips involve staying overnight in a hotel somewhere, in a location with good local roads for the test drive and attractive scenery for the photography. Sometimes, though, manufacturers are more adventurous and seek out wilder terrain and rather more unusual accommodation.   Sunrise over the Sahara is very bright and starts […]

Reinvented electric Renault 5 leads the ‘Renaulution’

Renault has revealed its strategy for the next five years and beyond, as part of Groupe Renault’s  ‘Renaulution’ programme. The company says the plan will see Renault “evolving and embracing modernity in the automotive industry to become a tech, service and clean energy brand”.

Islington Council goes electric with the Renault Zoe

The 100 per cent electric Renault Zoe is helping Islington Council to continue its drive to both create a greener fleet and make its inner London borough a healthier and cleaner environment for over 206,000 residents.

South Lanarkshire Council goes electric with big Renault Zoe order

South Lanarkshire Council has taken delivery of 141 all-electric New Renault Zoes, the order being the biggest ever placed for Renault Z.E. electric vehicles in Scotland and reaffirming the Council’s commitment to implementing low-carbon travel across its operations.

Renault EV sales in Europe hit 300,000

Renault has sold more than 300,000 electric vehicles across Europe. The first Renault electric vehicle was launched in 2010, and there has been continuous sales growth year on year. Over 100,000 Zoe models have been sold in France alone. A strong first half of 2020 resulted in sales of the new Zoe increasing by almost 50 per cent compared with the same time period last year with 37,540.

EV subscription specialist Onto adds 1100 Zoes to fleet

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.

Renault adds Zoe van to electric commercial line-up

Renault PRO+ has revealed the newest addition to its growing LCV range – the new Zoe Van. Based on the Zoe passenger car, the latest addition to Renault’s expanding Z.E. PRO+ range offers more choice for commercial vehicle buyers looking to switch to an electric van. Renault says that with the same 245-mile WLTP range as the Zoe car, the new zero-emissions LCV delivers versatility and reassurance to commercial buyers keen to experience the benefits of running an electric commercial vehicle.

Southampton City Council goes electric with Renault

The all-electric Renault Kangoo Z.E.33 is set to help Southampton City Council (SCC) clean up in its drive to make the city a healthier, greener and more sustainable environment. The Council has taken delivery of 24 zero-emissions-in-use Renault Kangoo Z.E.33 Panel Vans, which will be used in the upkeep of the City and contribute to its goal of 90 per cent of its fleet to be zero-emission by 2030.

Chassis cab for Renault Master Z.E.

Renault claims that the Master Z.E. offers the widest range of variants for an electric commercial vehicle including panel van, platform cab and now a new chassis cab version. The Master Z.E. now also offers an increased payload over its entire range up to 1,700 kg (before conversion). The new vehicles are available to order from October 2020.