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Wednesday 25 August 2021

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Renault Group and Mobilize aim to achieve carbon neutrality on another Smart Island

Through its Mobilize brand, Renault Group is continuing to pioneer the development of “Smart Islands” by providing regions with a range of solutions to achieve carbon neutrality.

After projects in Belle-Ile-en-Mar, France, and Porto Santo, Portugal, Mobilize has set out to make the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the islands of Fernando de Noronha, located approximately 220 miles off Brazil’s north-eastern coastline, a “Smart Island.”

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With electric cars, recharging stations powered by solar panels, and a way for excess energy to be sent back to the grid, Mobilize has implemented an energy management system designed to preserve nature and help the local community. This is especially important as the islands of Fernando de Noronha are known for their variety of flora and fauna, including ecosystems where sea turtles, rays, dolphins, and sharks, live in the warm, clear waters.

Renault Group's team in Brazil is committed to working on the archipelago's entire energy ecosystem. This began with supplying several of Renault’s 100% electric vehicles (EVs) to the island’s officials. Since then, some of the island's inhabitants have converted to EVs and 24 vehicles, including the Renault Zoe, Twizy and Kangoo E-Tech 100% electric, have been purchased. The ambition is that by 2030, there will be no more ICE vehicles on the island.

In addition to the adoption of EVs, Mobilize is working to provide the world heritage site with renewable energy production. Each of the charging stations that have been installed are powered by solar panels and can charge up to six vehicles at once and provide 26 MWh of energy per year. That is the equivalent of powering approximately seven houses in the UK on average for a year*, all by taking full advantage of the sun’s energy. It is also the equivalent to approximately 111,800 emissions-free miles travelled around the island, avoiding the use of around 20,000 litres of fossil fuel. Excess, unused energy from the EVs is sent back to the grid for use by the local community, utilising Renault’s Vehicle-To-Grid technology.

About Mobilize

Mobilize is part of Groupe Renault and manages mobility, energy, and data services. Built around open ecosystems, Mobilize provides flexible mobility solutions and promotes a sustainable energy transition, in line with Groupe Renault’s target to reach carbon neutrality and its ambition to develop value from the circular economy.

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It is vitally important that you are able to visit our dealerships safely, so we have continued to work responsibly in accordance with Government guidance to adhere to the following safety measures:

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  • We respectably request that everyone visiting our premises will be required to wear face masks and coverings to protect the safety of our staff and customers.

We look forward to safely welcoming you to Renault Retail Group.

We have produced a short video of what to expect when visiting our dealership. Please take the time to watch our short video. With these safety measures in place you can be assured that we are committed to keep both our customers and staff safe. We are very much looking forward to welcoming back our customers to Renault Retail Group.

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