Renault renews its all-electric LCV range

all-new Kangoo Van E-TECH and new Master E-TECH 52kWh

Renault renews its all-electric LCV range with all-new Kangoo Van E-TECH and new Master E-TECH 52kWh

  • With a range of up to 300km1, the All-New Renault Kangoo Van E-TECH is now more than ever a van that meets the everyday needs of professional customers.
  • The All-New Master E-TECH Electric 52kWh even more versatile than before with 15 versions and a range of up to 200km1.
  • These models mark start of a new all-electric LCV range without compromise.

Now 36 years after the first all-electric Master prototype and 10 years after the first public sale of the all-electric Kangoo Z.E, with more than 70,000 units sold since, Renault has established itself as a world pioneer and European leader in electric vehicles.

Renault is renewing its all-electric LCV range, starting with the All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric and the All-New 52kWh Master E-TECH Electric for even more flexibility and freedom without compromise.

All the strengths and innovation of the Kangoo Van in an all-electric vehicle

The All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric draws on the legacy of its ICE predecessor, the same van that won ‘International Van of the Year 2022’.

In placing the battery under the floor panel, the van’s cargo capacity remains unaltered with up to 3.9m3 of storage volume in L1 version (4.9m3 in the long format model), 600kg of payload (800kg in long format model), and 500kg of towing capacity.

Just over 10 years ago, Kangoo earned its first title for ‘International Van of the Year’ with the very first all-electric version. This past decade of experience and intensive use by professional users has enabled Renault to hold on to its position as leader in electric LCVs and is why it is well placed today to offer an all-new Electric Kangoo with the best range on the market.

Thanks to its new 45kWh lithium-ion battery, composed of 8 independent and easily repairable modules, the All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric boasts a range of up to 300km in WLTP cycle. As such, mini-van drivers have peace of mind when going about a full day of work trips, for an unbeatable cost to own and run.

Available on versions with a 22kW charger, the battery has a liquid cooling system and an electrical resistance allowing use in the right temperature zone, and thus maintaining its autonomy and reducing the charging time.

The batteries are guaranteed for 8 years or 160,000km. During this interval, they are replaced free of charge if their capacity degrades to less than 70% of their nominal value (SoH).

The All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric comes equipped with a 90kW motor boasting 245Nm of instant torque for a smooth and stress-free driving experience in all circumstances. The Eco mode that caps the vehicle’s power output and top speed helps optimise the overall range and is best used when carrying a light load.

The driver can choose between three regenerative braking regimes:

  • Sailing (display light B1): limited regenerative mode, suitable for driving on motorways and fast lanes
  • Drive (B2): default regenerative mode for versatile use that has an ICE motor feel when taking the foot of the accelerator
  • Brake (B3): maximum regenerative mode for use in traffic jams and on mountain roads.

On the All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric, conventional hydraulic braking is assisted by an ARB system (Adaptive Regenerative Brake System), which maximises the amount of recovered energy regardless of the selected braking regime.

The range of drive mode / braking regime combinations means drivers can choose between six different driving styles for optimal comfort and range according to their specific vehicle use and traffic conditions.

To guarantee the best range in all seasons, New Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric has regulated air conditioning with a heat pump. This enables heating in winter and cooling in summer by operating on the principle of reversible air conditioning. The heating supplies the passenger compartment with the calories recovered from outside, while the air conditioning extracts the calories from the passenger compartment to discharge them outside the vehicle.

The heat pump provides optimal performance when the temperature is between -15 and +15°C. In addition to providing first-rate thermal comfort, it preserves autonomy. This feature allows you to preserve up to 85km of WLTP autonomy in addition.

To recharge the battery, the All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric offers, two types of on-board chargers:

    • A 22kW three-phase charger, for accelerated charging at public terminals.
    • As an option, an 80kW DC fast charger (direct current) to recover 170km of autonomy (WLTP cycle) in 30 minutes

MAUBEUGE, CENTRE Of EXCELLENCE at the heart of the ElectriCity

Since 2011, the Renault factory in Maubeuge, located in Hauts-de-France, has been making Kangoo vehicles for customers around world.

Along with the Douai and Ruitz facilities, the factory forms the heart of the brand-new ElectriCity hub, Europe’s largest and most competitive EV production centre, through which Renault plans to produce 400,000 electric vehicles per year by 2025.

In an effort to industrialise production of the private and commercial versions of the All-New Kangoo, as well as vehicles from partner brands Mercedes and Nissan, and to guarantee the highest-quality production possible

Renault has invested €450 million in the factory and installed a new battery assembly workshop.

The electric motor and charging units for the All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric are all manufactured at Renault’s Cleon factory in Normandy.

The space and efficiency of a Master in an all-electric model but now with greater range

Renault’s large electric van, the All-New Master Van E-TECH Electric 52kWh has been given a brand new 52kWh battery thereby increasing its coverage with a WLTP range of up to 200km.

As with the All-New Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric, conventional hydraulic braking is assisted by an ARB system (Adaptive Regenerative Brake System), which maximizes the amount of recovered energy regardless of the selected braking regime.

The van’s Eco mode – limiting the maximum power and speed – paired with low resistance tyres ensure maximum range and maximum driving comfort.

There are two types of charging solutions for the van’s battery:

  • A single-phase 7.4kW AC charger, suitable for all types of domestic charging.
  • A 22kW DC charger for accelerated charging at public charging stations, allowing you to recover 50km of range (WLTP cycle) in 45 minutes.

The All-New Master Van E-TECH Electric 52kWh battery takes 5 hours to reach 80% charge when plugged into a 7.4kW wallbox, and 10 hours on a 3.7kW domestic.

The All-new 52kWh Master E-TECH Electric features the energy-efficient electric motor with a power of 57kW (76 HP equivalent). This is ideal for driving on both urban and peri-urban roads with great flexibility.

The All-new 52kWh Master Van E-TECH Electric will be available in 15 versions (instead of the original six), with a choice of three different lengths and three different heights, available in 3.1t and 3.5t when orders open and later in 3.8t. The four van versions offer a cargo volume of 8 to 15m3. The two ‘cab-floor’ versions come in either L2 or L3 and are ideal bases for, flatbed, dump or large volume conversions that can carry up to 20m3.

Note: final Australian line-up and specification to be decided and may vary from this launch information.

The full-electric version boasts the same cargo space as its ICE counterpart with one of the largest storage volumes in its category.

Equipped with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Parking Assistance, and Reversing Camera, the All-New 52kWh Master Van E-TECH Electric has the latest in ADAS:

  • Front Park Assist
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Camera
  • Rear View Assist with a camera display on the upper section of the windscreen providing an optimal mid and long-range rear view
  • Side Wind Assist (standard) that activates above 70km/h and corrects of up to 50% of the vehicle’s lateral deviation in extreme driving conditions
  • Automatic Lights and Wipers (standard)
  • Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS), active on city roads and highways.
  • Lane Departure Warning

Made in Batilly, France

Ever since 1980, the Master has been made out of Renault’s Sovab factory in Batilly. It has nearly 2,700 employees and accounts for nearly 5,000 indirect jobs in the local economy. 84% of the factory’s suppliers are based in France. Made in Renault’s factories in Batilly (France) and in Curitiba (Brazil) since 2009, the Renault Master is market leader in France, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Brazil, and Morocco.

The electric motor and charging units for the All-New 52kWh Master Van E-TECH Electric are all made at Renault’s Cleon factory in Normandy (France). The battery is assembled at the Flins plant and the electrification of the vehicle is carried out at the Gretz-Armainvilliers site.

Final model line-up, pricing, specification and launch dates for both Kangoo E-Tech and Master E-Tech in Australia will be confirmed in due course.

1: maximum autonomy observed in WLTP cycle

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