27.3.2013Centre Parcs gets 22 Renault Kangoo EVs
Center Parcs, short holiday operator company, has proved its green credentials by taking delivery of 22 new all-electric Renault Kangoo Maxi Van Z.E. models, which were handed over recently at the Sherwood Forest resort.
The zero emission vehicles will be used across Center Parcs' other UK villages including, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest and its forthcoming fifth village, Woburn Forest.
The new electric vehicles form part of a fleet of 150 vehicles and will be used by the technical services and maintenance division and the "Dining-In" takeaway delivery operation which transports food and beverages to guests.
The Kangoo Van Z.E. models were chosen after a rigorous selection process, when Center Parcs were keen to ensure its vehicle fleet is as green as possible, in keeping with its overall sustainability ethos. Centre Parcs concluded that for their application of the vehicles, the Kangoo vans beat competition based on a range of factors including running costs, reliability, practicality, payload and purchase price.
Center Parcs Operations and Development Director, Paul Kent, said: "It is important for us to ensure that Center Parcs' commercial vehicle fleet is the most efficient and least polluting option possible. The new Kangoo Van Z.E.s take this ethos to the next level, bringing non-polluting electric vehicles to each Center Parcs village. We're delighted to be continuing our commitment to ensure Center Parcs reduces its impact on the environment."
Andy Heiron, Head of Electric Vehicle Programme at Renault UK, handed over the keys to the vans at Center Parcs, commenting, "It is wonderful to see the vans in use at such a fantastic location as Center Parcs. As well as being one of the best known names in the leisure and tourism industry, Center Parcs also leads the way in ensuring that their day-to-day operations are environmentally friendly, making the Kangoo Van Z.E. a great choice for their fleet needs.
The Kangoo Z.E. van is uses a 44 kW electric motor, powered by a 22 kWh Lithium-ion battery, that is capable of a zero emission driving range of over 100 miles after a single charge. For many business applications, this electric vehicle provides a serious alternative to conventional vans. To find out more, visit Next Green Car's Renault Kangoo Z.E. page.