Slough council picks Renault Zoe for car pool fleet

Slough council picks Renault Zoe for car pool fleet


Slough Borough Council has taken delivery of three Renault Zoe’s as its first electric pool cars, making up part of the local authority’s Fleet Challenge programme.

The new Zoe Z.E. 40 models were chosen because of the low running costs and long range, with staff able to use them to travel between work commitments. With the three new Renault’s on the fleet, both the councils impact on the environment, and the authority’s running costs will be reduced.

The official range for the new electric fleet is 250 miles on a single charge, though Renault quotes 180 miles in warmer conditions, and 124 miles in cold climates.

Cllr Sohail Munawar, Leader of Slough Borough Council said: “The Fleet Challenge is just one of the ways we are making a difference to our communities and our environment. With more than 43,000 commuters travelling into Slough daily and many of our staff out and about on a regular basis, it is really important that the way we travel is as environmentally friendly as possible – and cost effective. By introducing a pool of both ultra-low emissions electric cars and e-bikes, we are moving towards that goal.

“Forty staff tried the Renault Zoe and the feedback was excellent. They found it easy to drive and the controls clear and simple to understand. The charging lead is easy to connect and the range the car offers makes it ideal as a pool car.

Mark Potter, National Fleet Manager, Groupe Renault UK, said: “We’re delighted that Slough Borough Council has chosen the Renault Zoe as its first electric pool car. The Zoe creates no emissions at the tailpipe, and with the 250-mile range (NEDC) available from its Z.E.40 battery, it will be able to complete return journeys across the borough without needing to stop and charge up again. We are sure staff will also enjoy its smooth, quiet performance and fun character.”

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