The new Renault Kangoo E-TECH electric is expected to be one of the flagships of the Renault stand at the next Solutrans exhibition, to be held later this month in Lyon. The layout of the well-established van, sold in Europe since 2011, has been adapted to the new electric powertrain, now capable of a range of up to 300 km in WLTP cycle. Furthermore, the battery, located under the vehicle floor, has no impact on the cargo area capacity.
Renault Kangoo E-TECH: a 90 kW motor boasting 245 Nm of torque
Renault Kangoo E-TECH van is equipped with a 90 kW motor boasting 245 Nm of immediately available 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. To recharge the battery, the Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric offers a choice of three charger types.
The standard model features an 11 kW three-phase chameleon charger, suitable for all types of household charging setups. Optional chargers include the 22 kW chameleon charger for rapid charging on public terminals and the 80 kW rapid-charge DC charger that can recuperate 170 km of range in 30 minutes, according to the WLTP cycle. With the two optional chargers, the battery is fitted with liquid cooling capabilities.
The new van also boasts the same haulage and traction capacity as its ICE cousin – storage volume up to 3.9 cubic meters (4.9 in the yet-to-be-released long format), 600 kg of payload (800 kg in the long format), and 1,500 kg of towing capacity. The electric van will be produced at the Mauberge factory, in Northern France, and will be sold starting from spring 2022. The electric motor and charging units are all manufactured at Renault’s Cleon factory in Normandy.