Renault handed over the electric vans at the Sherwood Forest resort but they will also be distributed across Center Parcs’ other UK villages at Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest, Whinfell Forest and the new site at Woburn Forest, which is due to open next year.

The plug-in vehicles join a 150-strong fleet and will be used by the technical services and maintenance division as well as to deliver meals to guests’ chalets.

Renault claimed Center Parcs chose the Maxi ZEs to keep its fleet as green as possible in line with its sustainability ethos and said it headed a selection process due to its favourable running costs, reliability, practicality, payload and purchase price.

Center Parcs Operations and Development Director, Paul Kent (pictured right with Andy Heiron, head of Electric Vehicle Programme at Renault UK), said: "It is important for us to ensure that Center Parcs' commercial vehicle fleet is the most efficient and least polluting option possible. The new Kangoo Van Z.E.s take this ethos to the next level, bringing non-polluting electric vehicles to each Center Parcs village.”

Heiron added: “The Kangoo Van Z.E. and our electric range as a whole offer a winning combination of practicality and reliability, plus they are respectful of the environment with no tailpipe emissions at all.”