French Automaker Renault Presented Pope Benedict XVI Electric Cars


French automaker Renault presented Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday with two electric cars based off the Kangoo Maxi Z.E., an electric adaptation of the Kangoo charge van acclimated throughout Europe.

“This donation to His Holiness is a agency for Renault to acknowledge its able and abiding charge to acceptable development and account for the environment,” said Monsieur Carlos Ghosn, administrator and CEO of the Renault Group.

Both cartage accept 60 application and a ambit of added than 100 miles. One car, corrective white with the
apostolic covering of accoutrements on the door, will be acclimated back the pope campaign to his summer abode in Castel Gandolfo. The added car, dejected with a gold and white band forth its sides, will be acclimated by the apostolic aegis force, the Corps of Gendarmerie, in Vatican City.

The cars were fabricated with the advice of French coachbuilder Gruau, and the cartage are set up to bench four people, with two appropriate seats in the rear for the pope’s comfort.

Earlier this year, the Italian automaker NWG gave the Vatican columnist appointment an electric car. During his papacy, Benedict has fatigued the charge for acceptable development and account for the environment, earning him the appellation the “Green Pope.”

In 2008, the Vatican put solar panels on its roof and, a year later, installed a solar cooling assemblage in its capital cafeteria.

And in 2010, the pope bidding absorption in accepting an electric agent to alter his decked-out Mercedes.

“Let us achievement that the all-embracing association and alone governments will accomplish in countering adverse means of alleviative the environment,” the pope wrote in his 2009 encyclical.

“[T]he aegis of the environment, of assets and of the altitude obliges all all-embracing leaders to act accordingly and to appearance a address to assignment in acceptable faith, apropos the law and announcement adherence with the weakest regions of the planet,” he continued.

However, the ability from Renault are not meant to alter the iconic Popemobile because electric cars are accounted too apathetic and abridgement appropriate aegis appearance appropriate for alteration the pope.

Mercedes, the aggregation that makes the official Popemobile, is alive on a amalgam adaptation to accommodated the pope’s wishes of an environmentally affable vehicle.

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