Renault Kangoo E-Tech breaks cover

The Renault Kangoo was one of the first fully electric vans, along with the Nissan eNV200 when it was launched in 2011 and since then over 70,000 customers have bought it and that accounts for one in five electric utility vehicles sold in Europe. The all new Renault Kangoo E-Tech will have it’s first public debut will be on the 16 November at the SOLUTRANS transport show in Lyon with sales starting in spring 2022.

Renault Kangoo E-Tech Driveline

The All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric has a 90kW motor with 245Nm of torque and there’s 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. The new Lithium-ion battery has a fully usable capacity of 45kWh and both the motor and battery are all manufactured at Renault’s Cleon factory in Normandy.

As with most electric vans there are brake regenerative levels and in the case of the Kangoo it has three::

  • – 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

The All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric has a conventional hydraulic braking assisted by an ARB system (Adaptive Regenerative Brake System), which maximises 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 the traffic conditions.

Information pertaining to the selected driving mode, electric power management, and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is displayed on a fully customisable, optional, 10-inch digital instrument panel.

Renault Kangoo E-Tech

Range and Charging

The standard model features an 11kW three-phase ‘chameleon’ charger, suitable for all types of household charging setups and there are two optional chargers, a 22kW chameleon charger for rapid charging on public terminals and a 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 per cent to 100 per cent charge when plugged into a 11kW wallbox and less than six hours on a 7.4kW wallbox. The All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric has a range of up to 186 miles ( WLTP).

Weights and dimensions

Whilst the driveline may be different the payloads and dimensions are almost similar to its diesel/petrol equivalent with load cargo area 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.

Renault Kangoo E-Tech

Renault Kangoo E-Tech Weights and dimensions

The All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric offers the same innovations, equipment and comfort as the All-new Kangoo Van with ICE powertrains and includes the innovative Easy Inside Rack retractable interior gallery, the Renault Easy Link multimedia system with 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 litres 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. Also, the All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric features a heated windscreen, heated front seats, and heated steering wheel as optional extras.

Renault Kangoo E-Tech Heat Pump

To guarantee the same reliable range in all seasons, the All-new 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.

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