All-electric power comes to the Renault commercial vehicle range in the form of the Kangoo Z.E. The model swaps the combustion-powered Kangoo's engine for a zero-emissions unit and retains all of its best features.
Cutting-edge technology is at the heart of the Kangoo Z.E. and influences more than its powertrain. The range includes Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free telephone calls and Eco Mode function to enhance the van's efficiency – both at no extra cost. Renault's R-Link multimedia system with an integrated touchscreen display, satellite navigation and smartphone application store are included when you opt for the Extra trim grade. The Z.E. kit includes a pre-heating function, four-metre charging cable and a front charging socket.
Powering the Kangoo Z.E. is a 60hp electric motor which hosts a 22kwh lithium-ion battery. No emissions are released by the system, and with 226Nm of torque on board the van is responsive and enjoyable to drive. You can charge the battery through a domestic wall socket using the cable provided and it offers a maximum range of 106 miles in certain conditions. Energy recovery, Eco mode and low consumption tyres all combine to help the Kangoo Z.E. go as far as possible on a single charge.
Safety remains a major strength of the van in all-electric guise so you can drive with confidence. Grip Xtend has been included as standard to help the vehicle find traction on slippery surfaces and it is supported by Electronic Stability Control (ESC) plus Hill Start Assist. Anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) reduce stopping distances and stabilise the Kangoo Z.E. when you perform an emergency stop.