UAE-based FM company first corporate in the region, to take delivery of the all-new fully electric Renault ZOE 40 - looks to save over 17,000 kilos of carbon emissions annually
UAE-based sustainability leader and total FM company Farnek, has taken delivery of its first electric vehicle – the all-new Renault ZOE 40 from Arabian Automobiles Company the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, as it endeavours to reduce its impact on the environment still further, by operating its business more sustainably.
Renault’s ZOE 40 fully electric model will help Farnek to reduce its carbon footprint by saving 17 tonnes (78%) of carbon emissions annually, compared with any of the existing saloon cars in its fleet, that travel approximately 72,000 kilometres per year.
The delivery is certainly timely, as Farnek’s headcount climbs above 5,000 employees, putting added pressure on its transportation, which currently comprises of over 200 vehicles.
Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek, said, “It is part of our business strategy to have a more energy efficient fleet in line with the UAE government’s recommendation that 10% of our transportation fleet should be electric by 2030. We also hope that once our customers see our branded Renault ZOE 40, it might inspire them to consider lowering their own carbon emissions.”
The ZOE 40 is the flagship of Renault’s Z.E. (Zero Emissions in use) vehicle range, is an all-electric, multi-award winning, five-door supermini. With the new Z.E.40 battery, ZOE’s range is 400 KM (NEDC) – Renault estimates that in real-world driving conditions this equates to around 300 km.
Ahmad Zaher Sabbagh, Deputy General Manager for Arabian Automobiles Company Renault commented, “We are delighted that Farnek has chosen the ground-breaking Renault ZOE 40 to reduce its carbon footprint and lessen its impact on the environment. This cements our position at Arabian Automobiles Renault, as the leading provider of electric vehicles in the UAE market.”
The ZOE 40 can charge from zero to 80 per cent full in as little as 60 minutes thanks to its patented Chameleon Charger™ that allows it to make the most of the widest range of power supplies and also keep charging times to a minimum. Renault’s Range OptimiZer technology ensures the ZOE 40 is highly efficient with its heat pump, a bi-modal braking system and Michelin ENERGY E-V tyres all as standard.
Farnek was the first organisation in the GCC to introduce carbon neutral buses in 2010, for which Farnek now offsets 88 tonnes of carbon emissions every year at a cost of almost $3,000 annually. Over the past two years the company has also reduced the amount of carbon emissions per employee transported by almost half (44%) reaching 118 kilos for each member of staff transported.
© Press Release 2017