The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has ordered 45 Renault Zoe’s, to be used throughout the country in support of its front-line operations.
Renault’s popular electric supermini is the first stage in the organisations aim to have an all-electric fleet. As the world’s fourth largest fire and rescue service, SFRS will use the Zoe’s as general pool cars; each is expected to cover 10,000 miles a year.
Uniformed staff, office employees, and management will use the Renault’s in non-emergency situations. These range from free home safety visit to community events, and will be spread across the whole of Scotland, including all major towns and cities, and as far away as Orkeny and the Shetland Islands.
The Zoe has a real-world range of more than 180 miles on a charge, and will replace conventionally fuelled hatchbacks. They now account for almost a quarter of SFRS’s car pool fleet, and will be based at strategic station locations throughout Scotland.
Six charge points are to be installed at each site, with additional charging made possible through the ChargePlace Scotland public charging infrastructure.