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The new Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33, which boasts an increased range of 274km, will arrive in U.K. showrooms from November 2017.

05 Sep 2017 | International News : U.K.



Renault U.K. has announced pricing and specification for the new Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 that has increased its range to 274km (NEDC) on a single charge. Available in four variants - Kangoo Van Z.E. 33, Kangoo Maxi Van Z.E. 33, Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Z.E. 33, and Kangoo Maxi Crew Van Cab Z.E. 33 - the new Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 is now on sale and will arrive in U.K. showrooms from November 2017.

The new Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 features an upgraded charger that can fully charge the 33kWh battery in just six hours
Renault estimates the Kangoo fitted with the new Z.E. 33 battery has a real world range of up to 200km. The Z.E. 33 battery replaces the previous battery, which offered a range of 171km (NEDC). The new battery boasts 33kWh of useful energy, equivalent to almost double the storage capacity of the previous one.

The new Kangoo Van Z.E. 33's increased range is mainly thanks to a new higher density 33kWh battery, offering a battery that has the same dimensions as the previous version, ensuring little impact on payload whilst greatly improving range.

Battery performance has been optimised not by adding extra modules but instead by improving the chemistry of the battery cells themselves in order to increase energy density. This major improvement was achieved without sacrificing reliability, safety or payload.

The Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 also benefits from a new, more efficient motor based on the version that powers the ZOE Z.E. 40, featuring an optimised electronic battery management system. The R60 motor delivers 44kW (60bhp) and is manufactured at Renault's Cleon plant in Normandy, France - Groupe Renault's flagship facility for the production of high added-value engines, motors and transmissions.

Similarly to the ZOE Z.E.40, the new Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 is also fitted with an upgraded charger that reduces charging times and is twice as powerful as the previous one. The single phase 7kW AC charger can take the new 33kWh battery to a full charge in just six hours, with the ability to 'top-up' the vehicle by up to 34km in just one hour. This compares to eight hours for less range with the previous version.

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