The All new Renault Kangoo E-Tech has continued its winning ways into the new year after being named the ‘Small Electric Van of the Year’ at the Company Car & Van Awards 2023.
The latest award reaffirms the new-generation version of the zero-emissions-in-use LCV as the perfect choice for SMEs who are considering swapping from a conventional van to a more efficient, yet equally usable, all-electric version.
On the specialised website and bi-monthly magazine’s reasons for awarding the All new Renault Kangoo E-Tech, Andrew Walker, Editor, said: “We like the on-trend tech and safety features that come fitted to the new E-Tech, as well as the user-friendly interior and clever storage solutions it offers over its competitors. Add in its excellent 186 mile battery range and Renault really are onto a winner.”
The latest award follows the All new Renault Kangoo E-Tech and its traditionally-powered counterparts picking up host of awards in 2022, including the ‘International Van of the Year 2022’ title. The latest version of the ever-popular LCV has won acclaim from the industry and press alike for its abundance of advanced features and the extensive improvement it offers over its predecessor.
Guillaume Sicard, Country Head UK & Managing Director Renault Brand UK, said: “We are delighted to accept this award. With many small and medium sized businesses looking to switch to an all-electric commercial vehicle and tightening legislation meaning that many must now make the switch sooner than imagined, this award recognises that the All new Renault Kangoo E-Tech is the best small van to help them make the change. Its range, flexible charging options and practicality mean that they can contribute to improved air quality in their local environment and potentially reduce their vehicle running costs – all without the need for them to change their operating patterns.”
Customers of the All new Renault Kangoo E-Tech benefit from a load volume of up to 4.2m3, a maximum 764kg payload, 1,500kg of towing capacity, and a driving range of up to 186 miles (WLTP). The zero-emissions-in-use version can be recharged by a typical 7.4 kW Wallbox from 20-80 per cent charge in little more than four hours, while rapid DC charging at up to 75 kW can deliver 20-80 per cent charge in around 43 minutes. It also comes with 22kw 80DC charging as standard. Recharging at a typical 22kW public charger from 20 to 80 percent takes only 1.35 hours, while a generous warranty covers the battery’s performance for eight years or 100,000 miles.
The pure electric LCV complements its advanced powertrain and striking new look with the availability of 20 advanced driver assistance systems. Customers can choose from short- and long-wheelbase variants and two trim levels – Start and Advance.
Every All new Renault Kangoo E-Tech comes equipped with automatic headlights and wipers, 3.5-inch TFT driver information display, DAB radio with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, electric front windows, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. Unlike the competition, an automatic monozone air conditioning with heat pump comes as standard, increasing efficiency and reducing the energy required to heat and cool the van. Also, standard is a comprehensive array of safety features, such as hill start assist, emergency E-call, and cruise control with speed limiter, and Z.E voice, which emits a warning noise when the vehicle is driving at low speeds.
The availability of 44 litres of in-cab storage also contributes to the All new Renault Kangoo E-Tech being the perfect work partner, while a range of door and glazing options, an extra-wide side loading door, and a clever new Easy Inside Rack are just some of the features that broaden its appeal still further.
The All new Kangoo E-Tech sits alongside the Master E-Tech in the long-established range of award-winning Renault light commercial vehicles. The Trafic E-Tech 100% Electric will be coming later in 2023, which will complete a fully electrified range.