Take a trip round Brighton in Renault’s great electric cars

Over the last few years, electric vehicles have become increasingly popular, and the technology that is used in them is no longer something of the future, but something that is being embraced on the roads today.From early October. Renault is working with customers in Sussex in order to arrange them special tours of their new vehicles.

“Until now, electric vehicles have proven expensive and impractical, lacking many of the features we take for granted in conventional engine motors, such as safety, performance and longevity” explains Declan Kilpatrick, General Manager for Lifestyle Renault.

“Renault has invested much time and money into developing its electric-vehicle technologies to make an accessible and realistic vehicle choice for drivers. The new range incorporates a choice of designs that cater to everyone’s tastes and motoring needs, and is able to be experienced at the Renault Z.E. Tour.”

Taking place in Brighton’s Jubilee Square, the Renault Z.E. Tour brings the latest innovations to Sussex, providing visitors with an insight into the latest Z.E. (Zero Emissions) designs. Customers will be able to experience the incredibly agile Twizy on the purpose-built agility course, seeing how mobile it is through tight spaces and bends.

The Renault Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Van Z.E. will available for on-road test drives in the city. Renault will also be introducing visitors to the soon to be launched Renault Z.E. hatchback – the ZOE. This will be on display and available for reservation, providing exclusive access ahead of its UK release.

With a great choice of eco-friendly designs, Lifestyle Renault is ready to demonstrate the capabilities of Renault’s electric vehicle range.

The family-friendly four-door saloon – Renault Fluence Z.E.

Renault’s electric vehicles are ideal for everyday life, offering mobility for all with zero on-road CO2 emissions. This makes it a suitable choice for both families and businesses. Part of the line-up, the Renault Fluence is a four-door saloon that is visually indistinguishable from a regular combustion-engine motor.

Styled with elegant lines, a comfortable interior and a raft of useful technologies, Renault’s Fluence does not compromise on conventional quality and safety. Providing 95bhp and outstanding torque instantaneously, the model ensures crisp, immediate and constant acceleration across the power range.

The workman’s friend – Renault Kangoo Van Z.E.

With the ability to drive up to 106 miles on a single charge, costing the equivalent of just £3, the Kangoo electric car is the ideal vehicle for businesses. Like the Fluence, torque is available on demand, and with the automatic gearbox, drivers can enjoy a smooth drive with the equivalent of 60bhp. The Kangoo Z.E. offers a more than adequate performance for everyday use, with a maximum speed of 81mph.

Petite and agile Renault Twizy

Perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated cars, the Renault Twizy came to the UK in April. The smallest of Renault’s range, the Twizy is available from only £6,690 – making it the most affordable electric car on the market. Designed for urban use, the small two-seater design allows for better manoeuvrability through urban traffic.

Unlike many vehicles, the Twizy is classed as a quadracycle, which means the lower powered option, launching soon, has no obligations for a driver to hold a full UK driving license. This makes it an affordable and practical solution for young drivers.

ZOE – Renault’s newest hatchback

The Renault Zoe, which is soon to launch, is the 5-door hatchback, available from only £13,640 with the governments plug-in incentive. Providing the equivalent of 88bhp and a 130 mile range, the Zoe mimics conventional petrol and diesel engines by including plenty of interior features such as climate control, airbags and an entertainment system.

Incorporating a fast-charge option, charging can be reduced to only 30 minutes, making it a far more appealing option for customers concerned about fuel-hungry electric vehicles.

For more information on the Renault E.V. range, please visit your local Sussex-based Lifestyle Renault showroom on the outskirts of Brighton, call 01273 274433 or visit www.lifestylerenault.co.uk for a full list of locations and products. To find out more details on the Renault tour, please visit www.ze-tour.co.uk.