New longer range Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 goes on sale

Renault UK has announced pricing and specification for the New Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33.  Now equipped with a larger battery, increasing its range to 170 miles (NEDC) or 124 real world miles on a single charge. Available in four variants, the electric van will arrive in UK showrooms from November 2017, priced from £14,194.67 (after Plug-in Van Grant, excluding VAT).

 

The new Kangoo now has the best range of any pure electric van yet the battery remains the same size, ensuring little impact on payload whilst greatly improving range. Battery performance has been optimised not by adding extra modules but instead by improving the chemistry of the battery cells themselves in order to increase energy density. This major improvement was achieved without sacrificing reliability, safety or payload.

The Kangoo also benefits from a new, more efficient motor based on the version that powers newly updated Renault ZOE Z.E.40. Delivering 44kW or 60hp, the electic motor enables a a top speed of 81mph with 60mph arriving in 20.2 seconds.

The new model receives an upgraded charger that reduces charging times and is twice as powerful as its previous one.The single phase 7kW AC charger can take the new 33kWh battery to a full charge in just six hours, with the ability to ‘top-up’ the vehicle by up to 21 miles in just one hour. This compares to eight hours for less range with the previous version.

To extra piece of mind an optional permanent ECO mode that helps to increase driving range by upto 10% by modifying the throttle response.  Additionally an optional heat pump can be specified.  This item is able to heat and cool the vehicle more efficiently than a traditional system, meaning you can stay comfortable without worrying about range.  New Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 also retains its pre-conditioning system allowing users to heat or cool the vehicle prior to use whilst the vehicle is plugged in to mains electricity.

Available in Business trim level, the New Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 range retains its broad specification, with DAB radio, full steel bulkhead (not available on crew vans), electrically operated door mirrors, electric front windows, dashboard with A4 storage, cloth upholstery, load area lighting, central storage tray between front seats, height adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat.

This is all offered alongside a comprehensive safety specification including ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, driver’s airbag, Electronic Stability Control with Hill Start Assist and remote central locking.

Crew cab option

The New Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Z.E. 33 and Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Cab Z.E. 33 add a second row of two passenger seats and a folding passenger rear seat allowing further load space as needed. The Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Cab Z.E. 33 also adds a multipositional bulk head keeping loads in the rear secure and the driver and passengers safe.

Options for the New Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 range include rear parking sensors, body coloured front bumper and the Renault R-LINK infotainment and Navigation system.

The New Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 range is available to purchase in two ways to better suit customers. Buyers can lease the battery on a monthly basis. Battery lease payments are banded and reflect estimated annual mileage ensuring drivers only pay for what they need. Pricing lease will be confirmed closer to the on-sale date.

 

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