Renault Kangoo Z.E. joins Center Parcs fleet
Center Parcs began using electric models on its 150-vehicle fleet six years ago, as part of plans to encourage a zero-emissions culture at its villages. Petrol-only vehicles are not allowed, diesels must meet Euro 4 emissions standards and electric vehicles are to be used wherever possible.
Its existing electric fleet, which comprises of mostly Aixam Mega MultiTrucks and three Modec box vans, was used for food and beverage delivery and the technical services and maintenance division. These will be replaced by the Kangoo Maxi Z.E., on the advice of outsourced fleet management company CRM. The durable lithium ion battery and low charging times were among the reasons for selecting the Kangoo Z.E.
Each van will go through a conversion process before delivery, which includes fitting an eye wash station, fire extinguisher, bespoke racking, storage bins, a ladder roof rack and external swivel work lamp. For safety, they will also be fitted with an audible reversing beeper and parking sensors. The order is the UK’s largest for the electric Kangoo, which launched earlier this year.
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 committment to ensure Center Parcs reduces its impact on the environment.’