Renault Kangoo ZE Wins 2018 What Van? Awards “Green Award”

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The Renault Kangoo ZE — the current iteration of which (the Kangoo ZE 33) possesses a 124 mile real-world range and is available in a number of different body types meant to suit different uses — won the “Green Award” at the 2018 What Van? Awards that took place in London on December 13th.

The reason for the Renault Kangoo ZE 33 being chosen over its competitors in the category by the judge panel was reportedly the impressive range, combined with the great real-world practicality of the model.

There’s not much else out there currently that can compete, I’d have to agree (Alliance partner Nissan’s eNV200 van being one of the only widely available all-electric options that comes to mind).

The Editor of What Van?, James Dallas, commented: “Renault, which has long led the way in demonstrating the environmental, economical, and practical advantages of electric vans to light commercial vehicle operators, has once more raised the bar with the Kangoo ZE 33, which now has a real-world range of 124 miles on a single battery charge — a 60% increase compared to its predecessor.”

To provide a bit more information here — for those unfamiliar with the model but now interested — the Renault Kangoo ZE 33 can be configured to allow for up to 640 kilograms of payload; it features a new, more energy efficient motor; it can be fully charged in just 6 hours from a standard plug (via a 32 amp onboard charger); it’s supported by the well regarded Renault Pro+ dealer network; and it’s priced starting at £14,195 +VAT (inc. Plug-in Van Grant) in the UK.

The body type variations include: the Kangoo Van ZE 33; the Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Cab ZE 33; the Kangoo Maxi ZE 33; and the Kangoo Maxi Crew Van ZE 33.

The Kangoo ZE is slated to be joined in 2018 by the Renault Master ZE, a much larger all-electric panel van based on the company’s plug-in electric vehicle technology.

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