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The first Renault ZE Center was opened this week in Boulogne-Billancourt, a commune in the western suburbs of French capital Paris.

The first center of this type to be opened in Europe by a vehicle manufacturer was inaugurated in the presence of Pierre-Cristophe Baguet, mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt, and Carlos Tavares, chief operating officer of Renault. The Renault ZE (Zero Emission) Center aims to share the ZE experience with all visitors, in order to convince them of the credibility of Renault’s offering and the relevance of its ambitions in electric vehicles.

The Renault ZE Center is based on the concept of a customer journey: reception, briefing on the electric vehicle ecosystem (including the car, battery, charging infrastructure and new services), an educational tour of the showroom, an opportunity to test drive Kangoo ZE, Fluence ZE and Twizy (preview) on a test track dedicated to electric vehicles on Ile Seguin, and last, a discussion session, enabling ZE advisors to take account of customer feedback.

Starting in January 2012, the center will be open to the general public and to the Renault sales network, which will be able to book test drives online, by phone or directly at the center’s reception desk.