Renault has rejoined the Australian electric commercial van market with its new Kangoo E-

It replaces the previous fully-electric Z.E. Kangoo which was on sale here between 2017
and 2022.

Renault has been a pioneer in electric mobility and a leader in electric commercial vehicles
in Europe since 2011 with the Z.E. selling around 70,000 vehicles as well as nearly 200

Kangoo E-Tech is available in both short- and long-wheelbase variants and with a range of
option packs. The SWB variant will arrive in February 2024, priced from $61,990 RRP with
the LWB joining it later in the year and selling from $63,990 RRP.

The lithium-ion battery has a fully usable capacity of 45kWh with a range of up to 285km
on the WLTP cycle. It’s located under the vehicle floor and has no impact on the cargo
area capacity.

There is a choice of two charging methods: a standard 22kW AC charger for rapid
charging on public terminals, or the optional 80kW rapid-charge DC charger that can
recuperate up to 170km (WLTP) of range in just 27 minutes. The battery is fitted with liquid
cooling capabilities.

The 90kW motor generates 245Nm of immediately available torque.

An Eco mode that caps the vehicle’s power output and top speed helps optimise the range
and is best used when carrying a light load.

There are three regenerative braking levels. Sailing (B1): limited regenerative braking,
suitable for driving on motorways and faster roads; Drive (B2): default regenerative braking
that gives an ICE motor feel when taking the foot off the accelerator; and Brake (B3):
maximum regenerative braking for use in heavier traffic and on steeper roads.

Information pertaining to the selected driving mode, electric power management, and
ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is displayed on a fully customisable 8-inch
digital instrument panel.

There’s a range of innovations, equipment, and comfort features including the Renault
Easy Link multimedia system with 8.0-inch display, three front seats with a central folding
backrest that turns into a mobile office, over 40 litres of storage in the cabin – and the
latest generation ADAS, including the option of Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go.

Each Kangoo E-Tech is covered by a comprehensive five-year warranty but with distance
limited to 100,000 km. Battery warranty is for 8 years and 160,000 km.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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