Renault Ireland will be powering up and showcasing its impressive Z.E. range which includes the Kangoo Z.E. 33 van, the ZOE Z.E. 40 car and quirky electric Twizy quadricycle at stand EV8 during the SEAI Energy Show at the RDS on today the 27th and tomorrow March 28th. Each vehicle will also be available for test drives over the two days of the show. Renault confirmed its position as Europe’s number one EV brand in 2018. Launched last year, Kangoo Z.E. 33 quickly became Ireland’s best-selling electric van, priced from €28,840 after the SEAI grant of €3,800 for businesses and including full battery purchase. The van’s 7kW AC charger can take its 33kWh battery to a full charge in just six hours, with the ability to ‘top-up’ the vehicle by up to 33km in just one hour.
Renault ZOE, with a range of up to 317km, is the only long-range electric vehicle in Ireland under €25,000 and the Z.E. 40 long-range battery is now standard across the range. With its unique ability to rapid charge at 22kW at over 1,000 public charging points around Ireland, ZOE is arguably the best EV for Ireland’s infrastructure. With ZOE, customers can charge at a rate of 85km in just 30 minutes, without restricting themselves to over-crowded fast charging points. Renault ZOE pricing starts from €24,990 after VRT relief and SEAI grant, including full battery purchase, and is available with 0% finance through Renault Bank.
Companies buying both ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. can avail of accelerated capital allowances, enabling them to write down the value of their vehicles in a single year, while employees can benefit from 0% BIK. The quirky and instantly recognisable two-seater Renault Twizy is perfect for urban driving and starts from €9,995, offering battery hire based on distance travelled. Renault EV experts will be on hand to give attendees more information on the benefits of choosing an EV over a traditional combustion engine, as well as the savings associated with going electric. The SEAI Energy Show is Ireland’s leading business to business sustainable energy event, with over 100 exhibitors showcasing energy efficient and renewable energy products and services from Ireland and Europe.