Renault and the Eden Project
The money raised supports their projects and learning programs for a better future with the environment at its core.
At Renault, our ambition is to provide everyone with access to affordable and sustainable motoring. With our partnership, we hope to inspire people to find out how electric vehicles can contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions.
The staff at Eden drive 26 of our innovative 100% electric vehicles for various jobs across the beautiful site in Cornwall. The compact Renault Twizy can negotiate the entire pathway network of Eden and is even allowed to drive into the climate-controlled Biomes with their rainforest and Mediterranean horticulture.
In addition, Renault ZOEs are used for visitor services and Kangoos are used by maintenance, horticulture, security, live programming and catering teams. With zero tailpipe emissions and being near silent in use, the vehicles have very little impact on the tranquillity and striking landscape of the Eden Project. The fleet has also helped to chauffeur presenters and celebrities when filming the wide variety of events that the renowned Cornish venue hosts every year.
They have clocked up nearly 94,000 miles in and around the award-winning facility.
Rita Broe, Marketing Director of the Eden Project, said:
“We're very pleased with our continuing partnership with Renault and it's great to welcome these new electric vehicles into the Eden fleet. The electric Renaults are the backbone of the Eden Project, playing a vital role in the operations of nearly every team here. The beautiful fleet of vehicles suits our purposes perfectly, doing everything we need them to do while having minimal impact on the environment and communicating important messages about sustainability to our visitors. We’re very grateful to Renault for their ongoing support of our work."
Renault is the leader in electric vehicle sales in Europe. The award-winning Renault Z.E. range consists of the ZOE hatchback, the Twizy – a fun, distinctive, urban runaround – and the Kangoo Van Z.E.
Renault is a pioneer of the electric vehicle market with more than 100,000 EVs sold worldwide to date.