Brighton & Hove Buses has added six Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric vans to their fleet to support the workshop. They know a thing or two when it comes to selecting the right vehicles, after all, over a billion journeys are made on their buses and trains every year.
The Kangoo Z.E. electric van has recently been enhanced with the addition of the 33kWh battery pack. Now with almost 60% more range, now achieving 170 miles (NEDC). In real-world driving, Renault estimates the Kangoo fitted with the new Z.E. 33 battery has a real-world range of around 124 miles.
The compact van was a logical choice with more than adequate range and made sense financially by future proofing the business from potential fuel duty and taxation increases. The electric vans are Congestion Charge exempt, eligible for the upcoming Ultra Low Emission Zones, eligible for the Government Plug-in Van Grant, and are exempt from U.K. road tax.
Steve Ambury, Engineering Director of Brighton & Hove Buses commented:
“As a forward thinking transport provider we needed a van that not only worked for us financially but one that is moving the game forward. The Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. perfectly suits our requirements whilst reducing the companies’ tax liabilities and carbon footprint.