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French town goes electric with Renault Zoe

 Published 14th July 2020
Electric Vehicles 

Now here's a brave and innovative thing: getting a complete town to drive electric.

That's right and it's just what they've done in France: no more Citroens, Peugeots or Dacias. Just one car, a Renault, and it's fully electric - the Zoe.

So thanks to Renault, every household in the small town of Appy in the Ariege region of south France will receive a new Zoe for three years to experience what it's like to drive emissions free.

And if you don't know where Appy is - come on, neither did we, so check it out here on Google Maps - it's in the Pyrenees, not far from the Spanish border.

It's certainly a pioneering step. With a catch. Because Appy is one of the remotest towns in France and it's also in the mountains, so there's plenty for the Zoe to prove: that its 245 mile range is as good as it says and that range isn't completely zapped by climbing through the Pyrenees to get back home after a trip away.

Appy residents will get a home charger and there will also be a public charger in the middle of the town for visitors.

Renault says the purpose of the experiment is to prove that electric cars are not just the preserve of urbanites, but are suitable for everyone, even in the remotest locations. Like Appy.

Of course, you don't have to live in Appy to experience the pleasure of the new Renault Zoe for yourself. Check out our Renault Zoe leasing deals to see how you could be driving electric for a really affordable price.

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