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Arabian Automobiles has delivered five new Renault ZOE 40 Long Range cars to Shift, making it the UAE’s first car rental company to use electric vehicles (EVs) in its line-up.
The zero emission Renault ZOE 40 Long Range will support Shift’s mission to reduce its carbon footprint in the country.
“Arabian Automobiles is committed to supporting the UAE Vision 2021 sustainability objectives, which include increasing clean energy to 50 per cent of the total energy mix,” said Salah Yamout, director of sales and marketing at Arabian Automobiles. “By providing major companies like Shift with the new Renault ZOE 40 Long Range, we are contributing to this vision by introducing top quality EVs to the UAE’s car rental and leasing sector for the first time.”
The Renault ZOE 40 Long Range is a 100% electric vehicle that offers a range of up to 300km in real driving conditions and a short charging time of only two hours, making it one of the most practical EVs on the market.
Ashish Nanda, senior general manager at Shift Car Rental, commented: “We believe that EVs are the future of road transport so we are delighted to be introducing the Renault ZOE 40 Long Range to the UAE’s car rental market. Like our customers, we are increasingly environmentally conscious, so this is an important move toward making our fleet cleaner and greener in support of our leadership’s sustainability agenda.”
Arabian Automobiles was the first company to sell electric vehicles in the UAE and has now been supplying the market with EVs since 2013, making it the leader in the sector as well as the automotive industry’s chief contributor to the UAE Vision 2021.