Kangoo Express Z.E. will be sold in Europe at a price of €20,000 ($26,650) excluding VAT, prior to any tax incentive that might be deductible. In France, for example, a state subsidy of €5,000 will reduce the price of Renault Kangoo Express Z.E. down to €15,000 excluding VAT2, the same price as a Kangoo Express of identical diesel-engined power.
The price doesn’t include the battery. The subscription fee for the 22 kWh lithium-ion power pack is an extra €72 excluding VAT per month.
The Renault Kangoo Express Z.E., which features a 44-kW (60 horsepower) electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack, has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) and takes 6-8 hours to fully charge from standard household current. The speed is electronically limited to 130 km/h (80.7 mph).
The Renault Kangoo Express Z.E. measures 4.2 meters in length and tips the scales at 1,410 kg (3,109 lbs). The electric van can accommodate two passengers, offering a load volume of between 3 and 3.5 square meters (between 32.3 and 37.7 square feet) and a payload of 650 kg (1,433 lbs).
The batteries are located in the center of the van under the floor, so load capacity is exactly the same as on the internal combustion-engined Kangoo Van. The asymmetric hinged rear doors and sliding slide door provide easy access to the cargo area, which is large enough to take a euro-pallet.
The Renault Kangoo Express Z.E. electric van will be produced in France at the Renault MCA (Maubeuge Carrosserie Automobile) plant in Maubeuge, on the same production line as the internal combustion-engined version.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]