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.
Distinguishing the electric Kangoo from its alternative is the signature blue chrome diamond badge that all Renault electric vehicles display. Moulded front and rear bumpers, a mesh lower front grille and slim black upper grille all help ensure you travel in style. Also featured on the body is a large sliding side door plus a high roofline which maximises interior space.
There are four shapes for you to choose from - the Kangoo Z.E. panel van is joined by the longer Kango Maxi Z.E., Maxi Crew Van Z.E. and the Maxi Crew Van CAB Z.E. The latter seats a crew of five and still has space for 2,400 litres of cargo. Meanwhile the Maxi panel van can carry as much as 4,600 litres of tools and other items which are strapped down securely using load lashing points. Numerous on-board storage areas hold key items within easy reach and a sliding rear roof flap enables you to carry long objects vertically.
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.
Trust the Kangoo Z.E. to help you complete challenging tasks and look after the environment at the same time. Speak to the team at Wessex Renault in Newport for further details and to schedule a test drive soon.