Expanding its range of electric cars, Renault announced the Zero Emission, electric-powered version of the Kangoo Van going on sale in November.
This Kangoo is set to be the world’s first affordable electric van and will be available in two- and-five-seat Maxi versions. Being focused on economy has not got in the way of it being a good van.
The Kangoo Z.E cargo capacity ranges from 2.4 to 4.6m3, and it offers a payload of 650kg and the same level of comfort as the internal combustion version. If anything it’s much better for both the driver and other people because it offers a silent, versatile driving experience with maximum torque available from start-up. We quite like idea of silent commercial vehicles. They still do their job and benefit the society, but won’t ruin your day with their noise and stuff!
n its five-seat configuration, Kangoo Maxi Z.E. features a 60/40-split folding rear bench seat. It can carry up to five people and includes a load carrying capacity of 2.4m3. Seating in this versatile vehicle can be arranged in up to four different ways according to the number of people being carried. The bench seat can also be folded into the floor to provide an all-flat surface and free up extra space for a carrying capacity of 3.6m3.
In terms of power, the Kangoo Z.E offers 44 kW of power which is about 60 hp, and 226 Nm of instant torque available from the get go. The electric motor is powered by a 22kWh lithium-ion battery which provides an NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) combined cycle range of 170km (106 miles). That is enough range for inter-city tasks.
And as for the pricing, it starts from £16,990 excluding VAT. The long wheelbase Kangoo Van Maxi Z.E. is £17,990 excluding VAT with the five-seat crew van version at £18,690 excluding VAT.