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Onto car subscription service orders more than 1,000 Renault Zoes

Car subscription service Onto (formerly known as Evezy) has ordered 1,100 Renault Zoes in one of the largest EV fleet deals in the UK.

The EV order surpasses the 1,000-strong Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric van deal struck between the UK manufacturer and British Gas, two weeks ago.

The latest order from Onto, which will be delivered over the next six months, is the biggest EV fleet deal Renault UK has struck and takes the number of the all-electric supermini purchased by the business to 1,300.

The original Evezy operation purchased 180 to kick-start its 2017 launch, before becoming Onto this month (July).

Onto offers a choice of electric vehicles (EVs) for a monthly rental fee, which includes insurance, breakdown cover, maintenance and even the electricity to charge the car, thanks to the inclusion of an RFID card giving access to the Polar Network charging infrastructure.

There is no deposit, a minimum one-month rental, with a monthly maximum mileage of 1,000 miles, and customers can change their car for another model at any time.

The company also offers a product for fleets, giving corporate customers access to electric cars supplied via a monthly subscription service, with the same degree of flexibility as its retail proposition and, some would argue, a more traditional, flexible rental solution.

Rob Jolly, CEO of Onto, said: “We are in the midst of a big societal shift which has been further accelerated by the pandemic. Our subscription service offers more freedom to customers when it comes to driving an electric car.”

Jolly explained that the previous generation Zoe has been core to the growth of the business, and he is excited to see the improvements in the new model - with more features, a better range and DC rapid charging.

“We want to give customers a great value, hassle free, flexible car usership experience that also makes them feel good about their impact on the planet.

“Renault’s impressive goals for electrification match our own and we are excited to go on this journey with them, helping customers to make the inevitable shift to EVs and a greener way of life.”

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