Renault Kangoo Be Bop Z.E.



The Renault Kangoo Be Bop as from this summer to show how far the French have with their technology for electric cars. The prototype, which has nothing to do with really planned series models, is driven by a motor of 44 kW (60 hp) that is powered by a lithium-ion battery of 15 kWh. Some guests with the Kangoo Be Bop Z.E. to drive if Renault not only the technology testing and responses losweken, but also know that the electric car it is to come.
For the Kangoo Be Bop Z.E. to charge, he has a plug of the Marechal-type, but will not be applied to the production version of the electric Kangoo Express who is to come. This plug is the result of an attempt to standardize a universal ring for electrical connection. Twenty manufacturers, including Renault, and energy producers are currently working together with the German group RWE to this project. The three phase plug with a voltage of 400 volts will allow a battery in just 20 minutes to load fully.

The models are expected by 2011 will be primarily derived from existing Renaults: a family saloon the size of a middle class and an electric version of the Kangoo Express. Later in the year 2011 follows an electric Renault with its own design. For 2012 is another model ZE (Zero Emission or nuluitstoot) on the planning. Renault works for these projects together with business partner Nissan, but both brands will present their own projects offer. The alliance has in each case the aim to play a major role in the development of the fully electric cars.

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