Renault has been a pioneer in electric mobility and a leader in commercial electric vehicles in Europe since 2011. The Kangoo E-Tech has won the hearts of 70,000 professional customers since its launch at the end of 2011 and accounts for one in five electric utility vehicles sold in Europe. Set to be shown to the public for the first time on 16 November at the SOLUTRANS car show in Lyon, the new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric is the culmination of more than ten years of know-how that Renault has been fostering in the field of electric vehicles.
186 MILES OF WLTP RANGE
Thanks to its new lithium-ion battery with an entirely usable capacity of 45kWh, the All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric boasts a range of up to 186 miles on the WLTPi cycle. This gives electric LCV drivers enhanced peace of mind for a full day of work trips, with unbeatable ownership and running costs. Moreover, the battery, located under the vehicle floor, has no impact on the cargo area capacity.
SIX DRIVE MODES
The All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric comes equipped with a 90kW motor boasting 245Nm of immediately available torque for a smooth and stress-free driving experience. In addition, the Eco mode that caps the vehicle's power output and top speed helps optimize the range and is best used when carrying a light load.
The driver can also choose between three regenerative braking levels:
- Sailing (B1): limited regenerative braking, suitable for driving on motorways and faster roads
- Drive (B2): default regenerative braking that has an ICE motor feel when taking the foot off the accelerator
- Brake (B3): maximum regenerative braking for use in heavier traffic and on steeper roads
On the 2020 Kangoo Van E-Tech electric van, 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 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 traffic conditions.
Information about the selected driving mode, electric power management, and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is displayed on a fully customizable, 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 percent to 100 percent charge when plugged into an 11kW wall box and less than six hours on a 7.4kW wall box.
A HEAT PUMP FOR A GREATER RANGE
To guarantee the same reliable range in all seasons, the new 2022 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. The heat pump performs 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 electric van 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 with ICE powertrains. These include the innovative Easy Inside Rack retractable interior gallery, the Renault Easy Link multimedia system with an 8.0-inch display, hands-free key card, and automatic parking brake.
It is also available with three front seats with a central folding backrest that turns into a mobile office, almost 60 liters of storage in the cab, as well as the latest generation ADAS, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop 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 up 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 the Renault smartphone app or Renault Easy Link multimedia system, the All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric comes with a selection of specific connected services that can be used to program 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]
Since 2011, the Renault factory in Maubeuge, located in Hauts-de-France, has manufactured Kangoo vehicles for customers around the world. In an effort to industrialize the production of the private and commercial versions of the All-new Kangoo and 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.
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