This is the all-new Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric van that has just been unveiled and it’s an impressive offering.
First launched in 2011, the Kangoo E-Tech has racked up 70,000 sales with professional customers.
It now accounts for an astonishing one in five utility EVs that have been sold across Europe.
Now, Renault says their latest version is the culmination of more than a decade of experience and expertise in designing and building electric vehicles.
Kangoo E-Tech offers a range of 186 miles
The Kangoo E-Tech offers a range of 186 miles, along with excellent running and ownership costs.
Also, the cargo area capacity remains the same because the battery is located underneath the van floor.
The power comes from a 90kW motor with torque of 245Nm to deliver a stress-free and smooth driving experience.
There are also driving modes to help optimise the battery range and for when the van is carrying a light load.
There are three regenerative braking modes including ‘limited’ for when driving on motorways, the ‘default’ setting will operate whenever the driver takes their foot off the accelerator, while ‘maximum’ is designed for use on steep roads and in heavy traffic.
Hydraulic braking system that recovers energy
There’s also a hydraulic braking system that recovers energy regardless of the regenerative braking mode chosen.
Drivers also get six driving options to deliver range and/or comfort.
The battery can be recharged in just 30 minutes to deliver a range of 106 miles – a great solution for those business and professional drivers worried about range anxiety.
The range is also boosted with a heat pump that takes air from around the vehicle to help warm the cabin.
8.0-inch display for the infotainment system
Drivers get an 8.0-inch display for the infotainment system, an automatic parking brake and a hands-free key card.
There are three front seats with the central seat folding flat to turn the van into a mobile office.
There are 60 litres of cabin storage, and safety features include adaptive cruise control and – in what is a first step towards autonomous driving in the Kangoo – a motorway and traffic driving system.
Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric van
As mentioned, the Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric van has the same traction and haulage capacities as the diesel counterpart with a storage volume of 3.9 m³ and a payload of 600 kg.
Renault is promising a longer Kangoo van that offers 4.9 m³ and a payload of 800 kg.
Both versions will have a towing capacity of 1,500 kg.
The all-new Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric van is a cracking creation in what is becoming an increasingly competitive segment.