A production version of the Renault Kangoo Z.E. Concept car will go into production in 2011. Following that will be a Zoe Z.E. Concept-based street model in 2012.
The Renault Kangoo range will add a fully-electric model from the first half of 2011. The zero-emission Kangoo Express LCV will be produced at M.C.A. (Maubeuge Carrosserie Automobile) in northern France along the same output line as internal combustion variants. Renault will leverage its expertise and buying power gathered for the current Kangoo in ensuring the new electric vehicle is up to standard. It will be followed by a production version of the Zoe Z.E. Concept which goes on sale in 2012 as well as the Twizy Z.E. Concept.
Renault unveiled the Kangoo be bop Z.E. and the Kangoo Z.E. Concept cars as precursors to this production model. The latter had a 70kW (95hp) electric motor making 266Nm. A lithium-ion battery was installed as part of the package and together they were said to achieve a range of 160km on a full charge.
The LCV is intended mainly as an urban or peri-urban vehicle for professionals. Renault gave assurance that Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) will be excellent, making it an attractive option for those seeking a clean and reliable alternative in the segment.