Published on March 31st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan0
The Eco Tour Di Sicilia via 200 Renault ZOE Electric Cars
March 31st, 2017 by Cynthia Shahan
Travel within the profoundly rich cultural realms of Italy sounds entrancing, delicious, and worth the time. How much more desirable to travel in an all-electric Renault ZOE not compromising the age-old landscapes! Well, you can do just that — the Eco Tour Di Sicilia and Renault ZOE has put Italy’s Cultural Heritage centre stage.
Renault signed partnership agreements with “Sicily by Car” (a car rental company) and Enel (a major energy supplier, the largest in Italy) to launch the Eco Tour di Sicilia. The Eco Tour di Sicilia will showcase Sicily’s rich culture, help to shift awareness about cleantech, and help to protect Italy’s environment by employing a fleet of 200 Renault ZOE.
“This initiative by Sicily by Car will make it possible to tour the whole of Sicily exclusively by electric car and will add 200 Renault ZOEs to Sicily by Car’s fleet,” a Renault press release notes.
“The first of its kind in Italy and Europe, the Eco Tour di Sicilia aims to overcome the obstacles that hamper green mobility in Sicily, such as limited vehicle range or a lack of charging stations.” Remember that a ZOE upgrade announced last September made it the first long-range, affordable fully electric car on the market.
Bernard Chrétien, CEO of Renault Italy, said: “By supporting e-mobility, we are enhancing and protecting the extraordinary natural, artistic and cultural heritage of which the Sicily region is such an excellent example.”
What a wonderful thing to be able to tour the beauty of Sicily, Italy, while keeping the air clean and the climate livable.
Back to the ZOE’s unique capability as well as EV infrastructure plans for the project: “ZOE is currently the only mass-market electric car on the market to offer an NEDC range of 250 miles, equivalent to about 186 miles in real-world conditions. The eco-tour project will also deploy a network of charging stations on the island: up to 400 Enel chargers are to be installed in the region’s principal cities and along tourist itineraries. Residents will be able to use these public charging stations for their own electric vehicles. The opportunity to take a long road trip while enjoying regular access to charging points will bring unexplored freedom of movement to all-electric travel in both urban and rural settings.” Great news!
If you want to start brushing up on your Italian, you can read more at Palermo Today: “Sicily by Car lancia l’Eco tour di Sicilia: ecco l’auto elettrica firmata Renault.”