Renault electric wall box deal remains in changing market

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:39
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Born free

Renault was the first manufacturer to offer a free domestic charging point with a new fully-electric car, and it looks like it could be the last.

The French brand has reassured all new ZOE supermini owners that its free wall-box promotion, worth over £200, still stands, despite changing offers in the rest of the market.

Unlike some rivals, who require users to pay for their charging solution, Renault is still including a 7kW wall-box, which charges ZOE from zero to 100% in under four hours, for free at domestic properties in the UK – worth £214.

The ZOE, Renault claim, boasts the longest NEDC range of any mainstream electric car at 130 miles, and its five star EuroNCAP score ranks it the safest supermini last year.
British Gas will install a 32amp (7kW) ZE ready single wall-box with all new purchases at any UK residential address with an O2 data signal.

ZOE can also be fast charged to 80% of its capacity in just 30 minutes using public rapid-charger 43kW power sources, of which there are already over 150 around the country.

In the event that a customer runs out of charge, cover is available to take them to a chargepoint.

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