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Forgotten batteries this Christmas? Renault could save the day

It’s a parent’s worst Christmas Eve nightmare: the presents wrapped under the tree, you’re about to settle down with a sherry and a mince pie, and you realise you’ve forgotten the batteries. Tomorrow could be ruined.

But, if you live in London, allow us to throw you a lifeline. Renault plans to ‘electrify’ Christmas for Londoners by carrying out emergency battery deliveries on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All you have to do is tweet the @Renault_UK Twitter account with #SOSBattery and the French car manufacturer will dispatch an electric Renault Zoe to your household with a pack of batteries.

There’s no catch – all you need to do is live within the M25 and drop them a tweet. Stocks are limited, though, so get tweeting as soon as possible if you want a visit from the Renault elves.

The electric Renault Zoe is a five-door supermini capable of returning 250 miles of electric-range with the new Z.E.40 battery. In real-life conditions, that’ll drop to 186 miles in summer and 124 miles in extreme cold winter conditions. Fortunately, if Renault’s emergency battery drivers run out of juice, the Zoe can charge from zero to 80 percent in as little as 60 minutes.

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Andrew Brady :Web editor at MR. Drives a 2005 Toyota MR2. Has a penchant for the peculiar.