Renault to electrify Christmas with #SOSBattery

Renault to electrify Christmas with #SOSBattery

Renault ZOE

Renault will electrify Christmas for Londoners this year with its 100 percent electric ZOE. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, London residents who have forgotten to purchase batteries with their presents can simply tweet #SOSBattery for Renault to save the day. And a package of batteries and goodies will arrive to electrify the household.

Every year hundreds of families realise they’ve forgotten to purchase batteries for their children’s toys until it is too late. That leads to the inevitable fraught on Christmas Day to fish out batteries from television remotes, clocks and torches. This year a quick tweet to the @RenaultUK Twitter account stating #SOSBattery will deploy a driver to deliver a wide range of batteries to any home in London (inside the M25), for free.

Renault ZOEWhat’s more, batteries’ deliveries will cause no harm to the environment. The drivers will take to the roads in the 100 percent electric Renault ZOE. Those in need will have to be quick, however, as stocks are limited.

The ZOE is an all-electric, five-door supermini available in a choice of three trim levels and with two battery options. With the new Z.E.40 battery, ZOE’s range is 250 miles. Renault estimates that in real-world driving conditions this equates to around 186 miles in summer and 124 miles in extremely cold winter conditions. ZOE can charge from zero to 80 percent full in as little as 60 minutes. That is possible thanks to its patented Chameleon Charger™. It allows ZOE to make the most of the widest range of power supplies. And also keeps charging times to a minimum. Renault’s Range OptimiZer technology ensures ZOE is highly efficient with its heat pump, a bi-modal braking system and Michelin ENERGY E-V tyres all as standard.

Renault ZOERenault will electrify Christmas for Londoners this year with its 100 percent electric ZOE

Despite its affordability, the entry-level Expression Nav comes with a high level of standard specification. It includes items such as climate control and the 7-inch touch screen R-Link infotainment system with sat-nav. Dynamique Nav features include hands-free keycard, automatic lights and wipers and rear parking sensors. The all-new top-of-the-range Signature Nav trim provides buyers with features including supple leather upholstery, a seven-speaker BOSE® audio system, heated front seats and a rear parking camera. All retail customers receive a free 7kW wall box charger fully-installed at their home when they purchase a ZOE.

Renault is Europe’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer — for both cars and vans. The company offers a full range of electric vehicles including ZOE, the distinctive Twizy quadricycle, Kangoo Van Z.E. and upcoming Master Z.E. – an all-electric version of Renault’s large panel van which will join the line-up in 2018.