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All-electric Renault Kangoo Van helps combat poverty in London

  • Zero-emission Kangoo Van Z.E.
  • Operated on behalf of the Felix Project
  • Distributes surplus food to disadvantaged

Renault UK has provided the Felix Project with a zero-emission Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. to help redistribute food to some of London’s poorest inhabitants.

The Felix Project

Founded in 2016 in memory of Felix Byram Shaw – the son of one of the charity’s founders who died suddenly from meningitis in 2014 – the Felix Project operates a fleet of vehicles that collect over 10 tonnes of food a week.

The fresh produce comes from supermarkets and wholesalers (who can’t sell the food for a number of reasons) and is then distributed free of charge to charities throughout the capital. Recipients then provide meals and food parcels to the elderly, homeless, asylum seekers and those with mental health issues.

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E.

The Kangoo Van Z.E. is exempt from the London Congestion Zone thanks to its zero-emission status, yet still offers of a payload of 640kg.

Annie Elkins, Project Co-ordinator at the Felix Project, said: “Our drivers really like the Kangoo Van Z.E. because it’s so quiet and relaxing to drive. It’s easier to manoeuvre and park in narrow streets than the larger vans we use and, of course, there will be a huge saving in diesel.”

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