Vospers has taken delivery of the brand new 100% electric Renault Kangoo Z.E., which has just been voted International Van of the Year 2012. This is the first of a complete range of electric vehicles from Renault. We are one of the first 21 dealers in the UK to be given the privilege of selling the Renault electric range.
The Renault Kangoo Z.E. is the perfect vehicle for local commercial businesses as it has a range of 106 miles on a full battery. Driving an electric vehicle will reduce costs for both the employer and employee, specifically in fuel savings, benefit-in-kind and national insurance contributions. Please ask our business centre for more details.
When you start up the Renault Kangoo Z.E. you will be surprised to hear...nothing! There is no engine noise in an electric vehicle, and although it takes a while to get used to, ultimately it creates a much more calming and quiet driving experience. The Renault Kangoo Z.E is available from £16,990 + VAT with a monthly rental for the battery starting from £59.
After driving the new Renault Kangoo Z.E., Steve Mallett, Vospers Renault Sales Manager said, "Driving the new Kangoo Z.E. proves that 100% electric vehicles can perform just as well as standard combustion engine vehicles. There really isn't a better time to go electric, with low running costs and electric charging points popping up everywhere, it really is the way forward".
The Renault Kangoo Z.E. has arrived at the perfect time; just after Vospers put in place one of the first electric charging centres in the South West, with 5 separate charging points, at our Marsh Mills Motor Park in Plymouth. We also have fast charging facilities available, which in the future can charge a battery to full capacity in just 30 minutes.
Electric charging is a pioneering feat in the motor industry with more emphasis put on environmental factors such as low emissions and fuel economy. Many cities are now providing free parking for electric vehicles and the Department of Transport is providing a plug-in car grant of up to £5,000 for electric cars. And with reduced servicing costs, buying an electric vehicle is much more budget friendly than you may imagine.
Peter Vosper, Chairman said, "With fuel costs spiralling, the Renault electric range is a serious alternative for many and with zero emissions, provides a clean, green and fuel efficient motoring solution".
Vospers have fully embraced the fact that people are basing their vehicle buying decisions on a number of different factors than they were 10 years ago. We are pleased to be able to provide a number of vehicles with brilliant environmental credentials and are fully committed to be able to provide our customers with a number of electric and low emission choices.
With a full battery charge costing between £2-£3, and a range of around 100 miles, this will give you a conversion of 200-300 miles per gallon.
The electric charging centre is in place in preparation for the Renault electric vehicles that we are expecting in the coming months.
As well as the Renault Kangoo Z.E, Vospers will soon be expecting the 2-seater Twizy - a quirky looking vehicle that is a lot of fun to drive. The Twizy is due to be launched at Vospers next spring priced from just £6,690 with a monthly battery hire of just £40. The Twizy is capable of 50mph and has a range of 60 miles on the urban cycle.
Next in line to arrive at Vospers will be the Renault Fluence Z.E, due in mid 2012. This 100% electric family size saloon is perfect for fleet and private customers alike who are looking for an extremely economical and environmentally friendly vehicle.
The Renault Fluence Z.E has a range of 115 miles, which will more than cover the majority of customers' needs. A typical annual mileage of 10,000 equates to an average of less than 30 miles per day.
Last but certainly not least is the Renault ZOE, due next autumn. The Renault ZOE is a 5 door family car, perfect for every day driving, with a range that Renault predict will be 'well in excess of 100 miles'.
Renault appreciates that some people may have concerns when purchasing an electric vehicle, so to give complete peace of mind they have created a hire contract for the battery. Renting a battery helps with affordability, guarantees its performance and includes a roadside assistance package which means that you are always mobile.
For those customers who are considering an electric vehicle, Vospers has put together a car rental package with preferential rates, when an alternative vehicle is needed for long journeys.
For more information on the Renault electric range or to arrange a test drive of the brand new Renault Kangoo Z.E, you can visit Vospers at Marsh Mills Motor Park dealership in Plymouth or call 01752-636399Published 15 December 2011