Renault Kangu E-Tech Electric Van Set for January 2023 Launch

RenaultWhich currently produces the only electric van for sale in Australia, will seek to double its lead by launching a new generation Kangu E-Tech EV In early 2023.

Company authorities said Care Expert We should expect our first arrival in January this week – given the current global supply problems, it is always an ongoing target.

The new shaped Kangu E-Tech small delivery van is a big step on top of the Kangu ZE, which has been on sale in Australia since 2017.

New kangaroo combustion engines will continue to be offered, however, the launch is expected to be similar to e-tech.

Its arrival will also be heard in the ears of fleet companies and owner-operators who have been clamoring for a zero-emission freight option in Australia for some time – for little convenience.

Renault data shows that the Kangoo E-Tech has a 90kW and 245Nm motor powered by a 45kWh lithium-ion battery pack capable of charging 80kW maximum DC, adding 170km range in 30 minutes.

Plugging into an 11kW wallbox takes less than four hours for the battery to charge from 15 percent to 100 percent, and a cheap 7.4kW AC wallbox takes “less than 6 hours”.

The WLTP driving range is a claimed 300km, more than the norm for postage or “last mile” courier and freight operators. It has three levels of regenerative braking force: ‘selling’, default and ‘maximum’ for excess energy recovery.

For the context, the outgoing Kangu ZE uses a weed 44kW and 225Nm motor, a 33kWh battery and claims a maximum range of 200km.

Importantly, the burning of e-tech is no less than a kangaroo.

An app lets you remotely cool or warm the cabin and monitor your charging or time setting.

Other great touches include the ‘Open Sesame’ side door with 1.45m aperture, 60 liter cab storage nooks and a complete suite of active driver-assistance features.

The French-made (Maubeuge) Kangu gave birth to twin children with two badge-engineers, a Mercedes-Benz Citin and a Nissan Townster – but neither pair is expected to come here.

Over the next few years the space for EV vans in Australia will increase at a relative rate of knots, with entrants including the larger Ford E-Transit (2022) and e-Transit Custom (2024), and Mercedes-Benz Evito and EQV. (2022) and eSprinter (2024).

The Chinese BYD T3 was briefly sold but is no longer advertised.

Volkswagen Australia says there is already a high demand for its electric vans – with retro-cool IDs. Buzz man-mover and id. Buzz cargo work spinoff – but don’t expect to see them until the end of 2024.

To give an idea of ​​the market demand for EV vans, we spoke last week with Ryan Davis, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand Director, who said there is definitely interest – just no availability.

“We’re constantly talking to Fleet customers, not just local governments, about what our future electric vehicles will look like, because the demand is high, they want to get there faster. [rather] Than later, “he said.

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