Renault has delivered 45 electric vehicles (23 ZOEs and 22 Kangoo ZEs) to Jas Hennessy & Co, based in and around Cognac, France. Intended for workers traveling between the company’s sites, these electric vehicles refresh 80% of a fleet that until now was entirely composed of internal combustion-engined vehicles. The company now boasts one of the largest electric vehicle fleets among private businesses in France.
Around 75 charging points have been installed at each of the firm’s major sites.
One hundred Jas Hennessy & Co employees underwent both theoretical and practical training, organized by Renault’s Cognac dealership, in order to familiarize them with these new electric vehicles.
For many years now, Jas Hennessy & Co has been actively working to reduce its environmental impact. Conscious of its need to set an example, the company made a commitment to follow a rigorous environmental program which complements its actions and those of its employees on a daily basis. This approach was recognized more than 20 years ago when Hennessy & Co was granted ISO 14001 certification, which enabled it to become the first certified wines and spirits business. More recently, the company invested in a solar-powered electric boat, allowing our visitors to cross the Charente to reach our aging cellars.—Marc Sorin, Operations Manager for Jas Hennessy & Co