2011 Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. Review – Official photos, features, specs, pricing | Auto Spectator: New…

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Kangoo Maxi the extended version of Kangoo is poised to join Renault range of electric vehicles it goes on sale in autumn

Pre-tax prices will from €21,200 (before of available state subsidies) and in France (state subsidies

Photo: 2011 Renault Maxi Z.E.

The versatile new van be available in two- and five-seater

– The two-seater version have a maximum carrying of 4.6m3.

– The crew van of Kangoo Maxi Z.E seats up to people.

Photo: 2011 Kangoo Maxi Z.E.

launched its electric vehicle in 2008 with the announcement of its upcoming line-up of four The first of these is due to go on sale autumn, and the brand is today to announce that the original will now be extended thanks to the of a new version of Kangoo Z.E. means Renault will not just one, but two electric in the small van segment by the end of 2011, business customers to choose the vehicle* that best their specific needs.

Photo: 2011 Renault Maxi Z.E.

A versatile or five-seater van

Kangoo Maxi is an extended version of Kangoo which was unveiled at last Hanover Motor Show, in The wheelbase has been lengthened by 40cm to obtain an overall of 4.60 metres, and this versatile van will be available in and five-seater form.

The first of two versions essentially targets use. Its two front seats are from the cargo carrying by an optional bulkhead. This optimises Kangoo Maxi carrying capacity and is unprecedented in the electric van segment:

Photo: 2011 Renault Maxi Z.E.

– A capacity of up to 4.6m3 (which is more than Kangoo

– Maximum load of up to 2.90 metres.

– Its of just 1.82 metres access to underground car parks.

The equipment and options that can be for the internal combustion-engined version of Maxi will also be for Kangoo Maxi Z.E.

The van version of Kangoo Maxi comes with a 60/40-split rear benchseat and seats up to occupants. This modular van can be put one of four different interior depending on the number of passengers. The benchseat folds away the floor to produce a completely deck and free up almost of carrying space.

Kangoo Z.E. will appeal to customers (fleet owners, public authorities, etc.) who about the environment and who are looking for carrying capacity or a people

Kangoo Maxi Z.E. over the same overall and exterior styling as the internal version. A choice of nine body colours will be while customers will be able to specify the livery of own company. The model will be at Renault’s MCA plant (Maubeuge Automobile) in France, on the same as those which manufacture the of the Kangoo range, a pledge of quality and quick start-up.

2011 Renault Kangoo Z.E.

An all-electric vehicle for motoring

The electrically-powered Kangoo Z.E. is recognisable at first thanks to chrome Z.E. at the rear and on the body sides, as as the lack of an exhaust and the inclusion of a at the front which will the battery to be charged in between six and hours.

The bonnet conceals a 44kW (equivalent to 60hp) which is by a 22kWh lithium-ion battery beneath the floor. The vehicle’s range of 170km can vary one way or the depending on factors such as of road, temperature, speed or style.

To optimise range the dashboard has been revised to a new MMI (Man Machine Interface) displays the battery’s level of and the vehicle’s remaining range (in Eco-driving systems and the ability to the vehicle while the battery is charged have also developed. Last but not least, to optimise range and reassure Renault will market a of connected services, tailored to the needs of individual motorists Pack) or fleet managers Asset Management).

In addition to the of contributing to the zero-emission mobility (zero CO2 and particulate emissions), Kangoo Maxi Z.E. a whole new form of motoring Thanks to the availability of peak (226Nm) the moment the driver away, plus responsive at low speeds, a silent ride and the of gearshifts, Kangoo Maxi combines unprecedented performance and

Photo: 2011 Renault Maxi Z.E.

Maxi ability – mini prices

has always said that the of electric vehicles will on the availability of truly affordable To attract customers, ecology and economies must go hand in With Kangoo Maxi

Renault has succeeded in combining carrying capacity with emissions* and a small price

Kangoo Maxi Z.E. go on sale in autumn 2011 in at a pre-tax price of €21,200 for the version, or €22,000 for the five-seater van version. The €5,000 subsidy in certain countries such as will bring this down to the equivalent of that of a Kangoo Maxi, i.e. and €17,000 respectively.

As is the case for the rest of its electric range, Renault separates of the vehicle and battery to ensure capacity of the latter throughout the working life. Customers either buy or lease their and take out a monthly subscription for the with pre-tax prices from €72/month**.

Meanwhile, costs – including battery the electricity required for battery (average for a full charge: and maintenance– will be similar to of an equivalent internal combustion-engined when the annual distance is less than 15,000km. will be competitive when the distance travelled exceeds figure.

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