As a leader of electric commercial vehicles in Europe, Renault has pioneered electric mobility and since 2011. With over 70,000 Kangoo E-Techs sold to professional customer since launching a decade ago, the model accounts for one in five electric utility vehicles sold. Debuting on November 16th at the SOULTRANS car show in Lyon, the All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric is the culmination of more than 10 years of experience that Renault holds in the field of electric vehicles.
186 miles of WLTP’ Range
The new lithium-ion battery with a fully usable capacity of 45kWh has allowed the All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric to boast a range of up to 186 miles of the WLTP’ cycle. The enhanced range means LCV drivers can rest assured their full day of works will not be interrupted with the inconvenience of worrying about charging their Kangoo. The battery under the vehicle floor, has no impact on the cargo area capacity.
Six Drive Modes
Equipped with a 90kW motor, the All-New Kangoo boasts 245Nm of immediately available torque for a smooth and stress-free driving experience. The Eco mode that caps the vehicle’s power output and top speed helps optimise the range and is best used when carrying a light load.
The driver can also choose between three regenerative braking levels:
On the all-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric, conventional hydraulic braking is assisted by an ARB system (Adaptive Regenerative Brake System), which maximises the amount of recovered energy regardless of the selected braking option.
The range of drive and braking modes means drivers can choose between six different driving options for optimal comfort and range according to their specific vehicle use and the traffic conditions.
Information pertaining to the selected driving mode, electric power management and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is displayed on a fully customisable, optional, 10-inch digital instrument panel.
106 miles in 30 minutes
To recharge the battery, the All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric offers a choice of three charging methods. The standard model features an 11kW three-phase chameleon charger, suitable for all types of household charging setups. Optional chargers include the 22kW chameleon charger for rapid charging on public terminals and the 80kW rapid-charge DC charger that can recuperate 106 miles (WLTP) of range in 30 minutes. With the two optional chargers, the battery is fitted with liquid cooling capabilities.
The All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric’s battery takes 3h50 to go from 15 per cent to 100 per cent charge when plugged into a 11kW wallbox and less than six hours on a 7.4 wallbox.
A Heat Pump for Greater Range
To ensure a reliable range throughout every season, the All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric’s air conditioning system comes fitted with a heat pump. When paired with the 22kW charger, heat is taken from the air around the vehicle to warm the passenger compartment without using an electrical resistor that consumes energy. Performing best when the ambient temperature is between -15°C and +15°C, a very common range for the cold seasons in most European countries.
Also, the All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric features a heated windscreen, heated front seats, and heated steering wheel as optional extras.
All the Advantages of the All-New Kangoo Van
The All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric offers the same innovations, equipment and comfort as the All-New Kangoo Van ICE powertrains. These include the Easy Inside Rack retractable interior gallery, the Renault Easy Link multimedia system with 8.0-inch display, hands-free key card and automatic parking brake.
Also available with three front seats the Kangoo has a central folding backrest that turns into a mobile office. With almost 60 litres of storage in the cab, as well as the latest generation ADAS, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Step & Go, and the Motorway and Trafic Companion that marks the first step toward autonomous driving.
The All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric also boasts the same haulage and traction capacity as its ICE counterpart – storage volume to 3.9m3 (4.9m3 in the yet-to-be-released longer length Kangoo), 600kg of payload (800kg in the long format) and 1,500kg of towing capacity.
Thanks to Renault smartphone app or Renault Easy Link multimedia system, the All-New Kangoo E-Tech electric comes with a selection of specific connected services that can be used to programme and schedule battery charging, remotely monitor battery levels, pre-heat or cool the passenger compartment, search for charging stations along the route, or calculate which destinations are accessible with the remaining battery.
The Maubeuge Factory, a centre of excellence [ii]
From 2011, the Renault factory in Maubeuge, located in Hauts-de-France, has manufactured Kangoo vehicles for customers around the world. In an effort to industrialise production of the private and commercial versions of the All-New Kangoo, as well as vehicles from partner brands Mercedes and Nissan, Renault invested €450 million in the factory and installed a new battery assembly workshop. The investment also guarantees the highest-quality production possible.
The electric motor and charging units for the All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric are all manufactured at Renault’s Cleon factory in Normandy.
The All New Kangoo Van E-Tech electric will be sold throughout Europe starting in Spring 2022.
Starting in 2003, the Renault PRO+ brand has been developing unique know-how in the field of Light Commercial Vehicles with widely recognised high performance tailored products. As an expert brand dedicated to serving professional customers, it has its own range, services and international network of 626 businesses.
i Pending certification
ii Read ‘The Maubeuge Factory: Excellence as a Trademark’ at https://www.press.renault.co.uk/en-gb/releases