Renault launched its new Kangoo Maxi Z.E electric model 2011

The Maxi Kangoo ZE, the extended version of Kangoo ZE, complements the range of electric cars from Renault. He comes to the market this fall from € 21.200 plus VAT (without deduction of any tax).

    * The car at the Geneva Motor Show world premiere presented.
    * This versatile new van in the Netherlands is available as a two-seat version, which in other European countries also a version with five seats become available.
The two-seat version has a maximum load volume of 4.6 m3.

Renault announced in 2008 a 'power' offensive to the development of a range of four fully electric cars. Even before the launch of the first of those cars this autumn reveals the brand is already a new version of Kangoo ZE For example, Renault van in the segment for the end of the year not one but two electric cars. The business driver is thus zero emission car that best suits him or her.


Kangoo Maxi Z.E. is the extended version of Kangoo ZE, who last year was unveiled at the Hanover Fair. With a forty inch longer wheelbase, the vehicle a total length of 4.60 meters.

The two-seat version is ideal for transporting goods. The two front seats are separated by a partition of the boot. In this configuration, the Kangoo Maxi Z.E. a maximum load capacity, which is unique in the segment of electric vans:

    * A cargo volume of 4.6 m3, 1.1 m3 this is added value to the Kangoo ZE.
    * A load length of 2.90 meters.
    * A height of 1.82 meters, which he can come in underground car parks.

Kangoo Maxi Z.E. environmentally conscious business will attract customers, both fleet owners and small business owners and organizations and associations looking for a compact design.

Kangoo Maxi Z.E. has the same interior and exterior design as the version with an internal combustion engine. It is available in nine different colors, but customers can also order it in the RAL business colors. Renault produces cars in the MCA plant (Automobile Body Maubeuge) in France, on the same production line as the rest of the Kangoo range. That equals a guarantee for high quality and fast production start.


Kangoo Maxi Z.E. is recognizable as the 100% electric version of the chrome ZE badges on the back and on the sides of the body, the absence of an exhaust pipe and the hatch to the charging connector on the front. With a plug the car in six to eight hours to charge from a charging pole for general use, or home.
Kangoo Maxi Z.E. has an electric motor of 44 kW, the equivalent of 60 hp. This motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery with an energy output of 22 kWh which is placed under the floor. The range of the car is 170 km in combined use (may vary depending on the circumstances: driving, temperature, terrain and speed).
For this range to best manage, there is the new instrument panel has a gauge that informs the driver of the battery charge level and remaining range of the car.
The system for economical driving and for heating during charging have been further developed.
Besides the satisfaction of mobility with zero emissions - ie driving without emitting CO2 or particulates - Maxi offers Kangoo ZE also fun to drive. With a maximum torque of 226 Nm is always available, the considerable acceleration in low speed areas and the quiet and smooth ride without switching, the model offers a unique combination of performance and unprecedented comfort.


According to Renault, the success of the electric car to affordability. To convince customers that these vehicles is both ecologically and economically. The Kangoo Maxi Z.E. Renault managed to successfully combine a maximum volume with zero emission4 and a low price.
Kangoo Maxi Z.E. will end 2011 in the Netherlands in the market for a price of € 21.200 plus VAT.
Like the rest of the electric range of Renault, the car will be separated from the batteries to maintain optimum operation of the battery to ensure throughout the life of the car. Customers can buy or lease their vans and they also lease the battery from € 72 per month, excluding VAT.
As regards the cost per kilometer - including the leasing of the battery charging with electricity (average cost € 1.50 to fully charge) and maintenance - will not be very different to that of a comparable diesel-powered car that runs less than
15,000 km per year. Above this distance the electric version even competitive.

Renault Kangoo is the end of 2011 with a unique range of vans, the most complete and varied market. The business customer can choose the Kangoo that suits him best: different lengths and as gasoline, diesel or electric version. Renault takes so again a big lead, making it the lead role of the brand position for thirteen years on the commercial vehicle market in Europe further strengthened.

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