RENAULT Z.E. HITS THE WEST END FOR REGENT STREET MOTOR SHOW By: Renault
◾Renault showcases its 100 per cent electric cars in London's West End for sixth year with ZOE and Twizy
◾Renault's innovative two-seater Twizy will be available to test drive throughout the day
◾The Regent Street Motor Show will be held on Saturday 5th November
Visitors to the UK's largest free motor show are able to view and test drive Renault's 100 per cent electric cars whilst going about their Saturday shopping on one of the capital's most famous streets. The French brand will be providing Londoners with the opportunity to explore its stylish and innovative zero emission ZOE and Twizy in the heart of the West End on Regent Street.
On display at the show will be the 100 per cent electric Renault ZOE – including the new ZOE with a Z.E.40 battery enabling a best-in-class 250 mile (NEDC) range and the Twizy two-seater quadricycle urban runaround.
Visitors will have the chance to test drive the innovative Twizy in partnership with the Go Ultra Low initiative, of which Renault is a manufacturer partner. Test drives will take place throughout the day from the Go Ultra Low stand on Regent Street and take drivers through the West End to Berkeley Square and back, showing visitors the benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
The one-day motor show, with attendance expected to be around half a million people, takes place the day before the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run – the longest running motoring event in the world – of which Renault has been an official manufacturer partner of for over thirty years.
Jeremy Townsend, Communications Director, Groupe Renault UK, said: 'Renault has been supporting London Motor Week since it started so it's great to return once more to the West End with our range of electric vehicles. The Regent Street Motor Show is now well established and we look forward to welcoming more than half a million visitors on 5th November to view our innovative Z.E. models as well as take part in test drives throughout the day.'
The Regent Street Motor Show showcases 125 years of motoring from some of the first ever motor cars on display right up to the vehicles of the future. On Sunday 6th November, a 1900 Renault Type C, from Renault UK's own heritage vehicle collection, will tackle the 60 mile course of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
The award-winning Renault ZOE is an all-electric, five-door family hatchback now providing the highest range of any mainstream electric vehicle. Announced at the recent Paris Motor Show, ZOE is now available with a range of up to 250 miles (NEDC). With a high level of standard specification, the ZOE starts from just £13,945 (including Plug-in Car Grant). With zero emissions in use, the ZOE is tax-free and exempt from the Congestion Charge. Standard specification includes items such as climate control and sat-nav and, depending on version, ZOE is able to charge from empty to 80 per cent full in just 30 minutes using a rapid charger. The ZOE has been voted What Car?'s Best Electric Car under £20,000 three years in a row and came second out of 183 models overall, winning Best Supermini in the Auto Express Driver Power 2016 survey.
Renault's eye-catching two-seater Twizy is powered by a 13kW (17hp) motor with a limited top speed of around 50 mph. The stylish, zero-emission-in-use, two-seater compact quadricycle and a full charge gives a range of 60 miles (NEDC), making electric motoring practical, economic and environmentally friendly. The Twizy is priced from just £6,895.
Renault was the best-selling electric vehicle and electric LCV manufacturer in Europe in 2015. Continuing that trend in the UK,sales of ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo Z.E. rose by 25 per cent in the first nine months of 2016 with 1,648EVs sold.
For more information about Renault and the Regent Street Motor Show visit www.renault.co.uk and www.regentstreetmotorshow.com.