The new Renault Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric with a range up to 300 km

Renault has been a pioneer in electric mobility and has been the undisputed leader in commercial electric vehicles in Europe since 2011.

The former Renault Kangoo Electric has won the hearts of some 70,000 professional customers since its launch at the end of 2011. It now accounts for one in every five electric utility vehicles sold in Europe. Set to be shown to the public for the first time on November 16th at the Solutrans car show in Lyon, the all-new Renault Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric is making headway across the board. It is the culmination of more than ten years of know-how that Renault has been fostering in electric vehicles.

Thanks to its new lithium-ion battery with an entirely usable capacity of 45kWh, the all-new Renault Kangoo Van Electric boasts a range of up to 300km in the WLTP cycle. As such, mini-van drivers have peace of mind when going about a full day of work trips for an unbeatable price to own and run. The battery, located under the vehicle floor, has no impact on the cargo area capacity.

The new Renault 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 all circumstances. In addition, 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.

The driver can also choose between three regenerative braking regimes:

  • Sailing (display light B1): limited regenerative mode, suitable for driving on motorways and fast lanes
  • Drive (B2): default regenerative mode for versatile use that has an ICE motor feel.
  • Brake (B3): maximum regenerative mode for use in traffic jams and on mountain roads.

On the all-new Renault 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 modes and braking regimes means drivers can choose between six different driving modes 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, color, digital instrument panel.

To recharge the battery, the new 2022 Renault Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric offers a choice of three charger types. 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 170km of range (WLPT cycle) in 30 minutes. With the two optional chargers, the battery is fitted with liquid cooling capabilities. The new Kangoo Van Electric battery takes 3h50 to go from 15% to 100% charge when plugged into an 11kW Wallbox and less than 6 hours on a 7.4kW Wallbox.

Renault Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric

The new Renault Kangoo Van Electric air conditioning system comes fitted with a heat pump to guarantee the same range in all seasons. 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. Furthermore, the heat pump performs best when the ambient temperature is between -15°C and +15°C, a wide range for the cold seasons in most European countries. Lastly, the All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric features a heated windscreen, front seats, and steering wheel as optional extras.

The new Renault Kangoo Van Electric offers the same innovation, equipment, and all the comfort of the All-New Kangoo Van with ICE motor: the ingenious 'Open Sesame by Renault' for the market's widest side opening at 1.45m, the innovative 'Easy Inside Rack' retractable interior gallery, the 'Renault Easy Link' multimedia system with 8-inch display, the hands-free key card, the automatic parking brake, the three front seats with a central folding backrest that turns into a mobile office, almost 60 liters of storage in the cab including the 'Renault Easy Life' drawer, 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 new Renault Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric also boasts the same haulage and traction capacity as its ICE cousin – storage volume up to 3.9 m3 (4.9 m3 in the yet-to-be-released long format), 600kg of payload (800kg in the long design), and 1,500kg of towing capacity.

Lastly, thanks to the Renault smartphone app or Renault Easy Link multimedia system, the new Kangoo Van 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/cool the passenger compartment, search for charging stations close to the set itinerary, or calculate which destinations are accessible with the remaining battery.

Since 2011, the Renault factory in Maubeuge, located in Hauts-de-France, manufactures Kangoo vehicles for customers worldwide. To industrialize the production of the private and commercial versions of the new Kangoo and vehicles from partner brands Mercedes and Nissan, and to guarantee the highest-quality output possible, Renault invested €450 million in the factory and installed a new battery assembly workshop.

The new Renault Kangoo Van Electric will be sold throughout Europe starting in spring 2022. @via Electric Hunter  Renault.

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