Thirty six years after the first all-electric Master prototype and 10 years after the first public sale of the all-electric Kangoo Z.E, with more than 75,000 units sold since, Renault has established itself as a world pioneer and European leader in electric vehicles.
Renault is renewing its all-electric LCV range, starting with the All-new Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric and the new 52 kWh Master E-TECH Electric for even more flexibility and freedom without compromise.
The all-new Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric draws on the legacy of its ICE predecessor, the same light commercial vehicle that won the International Van of the Year 2022 title, remains unaltered with up to 3.9m3 of storage volume in L1 version (4.9m3 in the long format model, to be released later), 600kg of payload (800kg in long format model2), and 500kg of towing capacity.
This past decade of experience and intensive use by professional users has enabled Renault to hold on to its position as leader in electric LCVs and is why it is well placed today to offer an all-new Electric Kangoo with the best range on the market.
Thanks to its new 45kWh lithium-ion battery, composed of 8 independent and easily repairable modules, the Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric boasts a range of up to 300km in WLTP cycle. As such, mini-van divers have peace of mind when going about a full day of work trips, for an unbeatable cost to own and run.
Available on the versions with a 22 kW charger, the battery has a liquid cooling system and an electrical resistance allowing use in the right temperature zone, and thus maintaining its autonomy and reducing the charging time.
The batteries are guaranteed for 8 years or 160,000 km. During this interval, they are replaced free of charge if their capacity degrades to less than 70% of their nominal value (SoH).
The Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric comes equipped with a 90kW motor boasting 245Nm of instant torque for a smooth and stress-free driving experience in all circumstances. The Eco mode that caps the vehicle’s power output and top speed helps optimize the overall range and is best used when carrying a light load.
On the Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric, conventional hydraulic braking is assisted by an ARB system (Adaptive Regenerative Brake System), which maximizes the amount of recovered energy regardless of the selected braking regime.
The range of drive mode / braking regime combinations means drivers can choose between six different driving styles for optimal comfort and range according to their specific vehicle use and traffic conditions.
Information pertaining to the selected driving mode, electric power management, and ADAS are displayed on a fully customizable, optional, 10-inch, colour, digital instrument panel.
To guarantee the best range in all seasons, Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric has regulated air conditioning with a heat pump. This enables heating in winter and cooling in summer by operating on the principle of reversible air conditioning. The heating supplies the passenger compartment with the calories recovered from outside, while the air conditioning extracts the calories from the passenger compartment to discharge them outside the vehicle.
The heat pump provides optimal performance when the temperature is between -15 and +15°C. In addition to providing first-rate thermal comfort, it preserves autonomy. This feature allows you to preserve up to 85 km of WLTP autonomy in addition!
Lastly, the Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric features a heated windscreen, front seats, and steering wheel as optional extras. These features provide even more thermal comfort, while having little impact on the battery.
To recharge the battery, the Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric offers a choice of three charger types: As standard, two types of on-board chargers are offered: A three-phase 11 kW charger, suitable for all types of domestic charging – A 22 kW three-phase charger, for accelerated charging at public terminals – As an option on the 22 kW charger, an 80 kW DC fast charger (direct current) to recover 170 km of autonomy (WLTP cycle) in 30 minutes.
All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric battery takes 2h40 to go from 15% to 80% charge when plugged into an 11kW Wallbox and less than 6 hours on a 7.4kW Wallbox.