Renault welcomes Plug-In Car Grant changes

Renault has welcomed the Plug-in grant changes announced recently by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

The new Plug-in Grant (PiCG) recognises the technological and environmental progress made by pure electric vehicles and therefore wants to provide users with the largest amount of support possible.

The new changes will take effect in March 2016 and will provide a further significant boost to the financial incentive for motorists to choose a pure electric vehicle – such as the zero-emissions-in-use Renault ZOE.

Commenting on the announcement, Ken Ramirez, Managing Director, Renault UK said the brand “welcome the significant changes to the grant structure” and that “placing a clear £2,000 financial benefit for choosing the most environmentally friendly Category One vehicles, is recognition that the UK sees a strong future in zero tailpipe emissions vehicles and the air quality benefits they offer.”

Renault offers a range of 100% electric cars and vans to suit most requirements including the ZOE supermini which sits alongside the fun and distinctive Twizy urban run-around which is also available in a commercial vehicle version – Twizy Cargo. The Kangoo Van Z.E completes the zero emissions line-up, offering a compact van with a range of body styles.

The Renault ZOE has really stood out for the brand having been awarded the titles of What Car? “Best Electric Car for less than £20,000” in both 2014 and 2015, and “Best Electric Vehicle” in the Auto Express Driver Power 2015 survey.

The Renault ZOE is a 5-door hatchback that has been engineered to offer all the advantages of a practical supermini, including a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, with the environmental and running cost savings of a pure electric vehicle.

Thanks to its patented Chameleon Charger the ZOE can charge from zero to 80% full in as little as 30 minutes and has a range of up to 149 miles.

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