Following successful trials of Renault’s range of all-electric cars and vans that epitomise the brand’s commitment to the environment, Eden has welcomed 18 Renault EVs to its inspiring, Cornwall-based attraction.
The arrival of the environmentally-compatible Renaults is particularly timely as Eden is wishing to place a greater emphasis on informing and educating its visitors about the benefits of electric vehicles in reducing carbon emissions.
To be used by its team throughout the site and also further afield in the promotion of the ever-popular tourist attraction and educational charity, Eden’s vehicles span the full spectrum of the Renault Z.E range and encompass the Twizy quadricycle, ZOE supermini and Kangoo Z.E in both Panel Van and Maxi Crew Cab body styles.
Renault’s significant presence at Eden will also extend to an interactive electric vehicle exhibit in the Core building – Eden’s exhibition, science and learning centre.
To be hosted during the school summer holidays between 23 July and 4 September, the exhibit is designed to engage with visitors and provide them with an insight into the environmental benefits and workings of electric vehicles.
With zero tailpipe emissions and being near silent in operation, the Renault EVs are ideal for Eden. The vehicles work to preserve the site’s striking landscape and tranquil, back-to-nature atmosphere, while also offering the flexibility and versatility that its team require when operating vehicles in and around a complex and busy visitor destination.
The Renault Twizy is a perfect fit in more ways than one, its narrow width and compact dimensions enabling it to negotiate the entire pathway network of Eden and even be allowed to drive into the climate-controlled Biomes with their rainforest and Mediterranean horticulture. Eden’s Renault Twizys will be used by staff across the site.
The Eden Project will use two of its three Renault ZOEs to assist with visitor services, the design of the award-winning five-door hatchback making it suitable to transport less able-bodied visitors around the site. Thirteen Kangoo Z.Es – comprising of four Maxi Crew Cab versions and nine Panel Vans – will be used across the site by maintenance, horticulture, security, live programming and catering teams.
Renault is now the Official Car Partner of the Eden Sessions – a series of outdoor gigs, featuring some of the best acts in the world playing against the backdrop of the famous Biomes.
Rita Broe, Sales and Marketing Director at The Eden Project, said:
“We are delighted to have strengthened our relationship with Renault and to have this opportunity to showcase a beautiful new fleet of electric vehicles at Eden. We are always keen to promote the benefits of electric vehicles in reducing carbon emissions.
“Having the Renault fleet hard at work across the site, as well as hosting a major interactive Renault exhibit at Eden in peak season, will help inform and educate our hundreds of thousands of visitors about the benefits of owning electric cars in a fun, engaging way. Our visitors are already very interested in seeing the vehicles – and the Twizys in particular are causing quite a stir!”