Shift Is the First Car Rental Company to Purchase Electric Vehicles from Arabian Automobiles Renault

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Published November 22nd, 2017 - 09:48 GMT
Renault Shift Leasing Delivery
Renault Shift Leasing Delivery

Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has delivered five ground-breaking 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 carbon footprint in the country.

Salah Yamout, Director of Sales and Marketing at Arabian Automobiles, commented: “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. 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. We are proud to have made this progress with Shift and look forward to what we are confident will be an excellent response from its customers.”

The Renault ZOE 40 Long Range is a 100% electric vehicle that offers an impressive 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. With zero tailpipe emissions, the vehicle cuts carbon footprints while also providing drivers with a stylish, efficient and enjoyable ride.

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.

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