Renault Unveils Kangoo Z.E. Replacement: The Kangoo E-TECH Electric

Today French multinational automobile manufacturer Renault unveiled the all-new Kangoo E-TECH Electric. Originally announced in 2020, the new electric van is expected to replace the Kangoo Z.E. sometime this year.

The new Kangoo E-TECH will come with a battery capacity of 44 kWh, giving it about 33% than the Kangoo Z.E. It will also be capable of travel longer distances on a single charge with a WLTP rated range of 265 km (165 miles) compared to the Z.E.’s 143 miles. In regards to its motor, we again see an upgrade from the Z.E. as it will be equipped with a 75 kW and 245 Nm electric motor, where as the Z.E. is only powered by 44 kW and 225 Nm.

The Renault Kangoo E-TECH will be capable of DC fast charging up to 75 kW which can recover 0-80% in about 42 minutes, as well as three-phase charging capability up to 22 kW.

In addition to the upgrades, the Kangoo Van E-TECH comes with the promise of the best side door opening width all while integrating better equipment.

According to the Renault Group, there will be two different length option for the new electric van. The first being the shorter of the two which will offer cargo volume of up to 3.3-3.9 m3. The longer option will offer up to 4.2 to 4.9 m3. As far as payload, there were no confirmed specs. However, going off the conventional versions payload of 600-800 kg, we assume it will be a little lower in the electric version.

The Renault Kangoo E-TECH Electric is expected to hit the market at the end of 2021. The Maubeuge factory in France will house the production of the upcoming electric van which, at some point, will be joined by another EV from Nissan

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