Van drivers in the UK will face fines of up to £100 each day for vans that do not meet emissions criteria and as a result, Renault has cut up to £6,000 off its range to allow drivers to upgrade before the scheme comes into effect.
All vans meet the criteria for the new zone and will be offered with discounts up until 31 March 2012.
The biggest saving can be found on the Renault Master van. The largest van in the range will have an entry price £6,000 lower than before for all panel van, crew van and conversions.
Other offers include £4,600 off Renault Trafic vans, including platform cab variations. The smallest van in the Renault range, the Kangoo, also receives discounts.
These include £2,300 off the price of a Kangoo Compact, £2,900 discounted from the standard Renault Kangoo and £2,700 cut from the price of the extended Renault Kangoo Van Maxi.
Darren Payne, Director, Fleet and Commercial Vehicle Operations, Renault UK, commented, “With our new Renault offers for van and minibus owners, we’re delighted to be a part of helping to drive down vehicle emissions in London."
This will be helped further when the Renault Kangoo van Z.E., the first volume produced electric van, goes on sale in the UK later in the year.
The introduction of the Renault Kangoo van Z.E. is likely to please Mayor Boris Johnson, who introduced the LEZ regulations to improve air quality in the city of London.
He said, "I want to make the air cleaner and greener in this great city with the minimum of financial impact for those who need to upgrade their vehicles."