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Renault to Electrify Christmas with #SOSBattery

Posted on 8 Jan 2018
  • Renault will be on hand to save Christmas this year by delivering batteries to those who have forgotten them
  • Londoners can tweet #SOSBattery on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to receive a free package of batteries delivered straight to their door
  • The all-electric ZOE will conduct the deliveries without producing any emissions
  • The Renault ZOE battery has been uprated enabling it to go even further
  • Renault is Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle manufacturer

Renault will be electrifying Christmas for Londoners this year with its 100 per cent electric ZOE. Over 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 across the country realise they’ve forgotten to purchase batteries for their children’s toys until it is too late. To avoid the inevitably fraught Christmas Day fishing out batteries from television remotes, clocks and torches, 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.

What’s more, Londoners can rest assured that their batteries will be delivered without any harm to the environment as the delivery drivers will take to the roads in the 100 per cent 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 (NEDC) – Renault estimates that in real-world driving conditions this equates to around 186 miles in summer and 124 miles in extreme cold winter conditions. ZOE can charge from zero to 80 per cent full in as little as 60 minutes thanks to its patented Chameleon Charger™ that allows it to make the most of the widest range of power supplies and also keep 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.

Despite its affordability, the entry level Expression Nav comes with a high level of standard specification including 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 — offering 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.