Renault Kangoo

Top Electric Vans & Delivery Vehicles In Europe

One of the parts of the auto industry that is best suited to near-term electrification is the delivery vehicle/van segment. Such vehicles — whether inner city parcel delivery trucks, produce trucks, mail delivery vehicles, bakery vans, etc. — generally don’t travel much on a daily basis, and often follow very reliable usage patterns within a strict service area, so there are often no fundamental reasons for the operators of such vehicles to not go electric.

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 Has 50% More Range, On Sale Now In UK

Renault UK has announced pricing and specification for the new version of the Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33. Renault’s refreshed electric van now has a range of 170 miles (NEDC) on a single charge. That means the new Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 has 50% more range than earlier versions. Renault’s press release continues that with a 170 mile (NEDC) range, the new Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 offers the best range of any purely electric van, and it comes in four variants.

Wireless EV Charging Pilot For Renault Kangoo Z.E. Via Qualcomm & Vedecom

Renault has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies and Vedecom to explore wireless electric vehicle charging at a rate as high as 20 kilowatts (kW) — with the wireless charging working even up to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h)! In other words, this rate of wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC) could enable vehicles to charge while driving. … Well, that certainly would hush any charge anxiety.