Mexico City. Renault bet on the electrification from his model range, and converts in the first automotive manufacturer in market in our country a electric utility vehicle for him Last Mile Cast: The Kangoo ZE 2021, a 100% electric van and zero emissions for cargo and passengers that aims to provide a sustainable mobility solution, economic and far-reaching to face the current pressing climate situation.
Magdalena López, CEO and president of Renault México, accompanied by Alexandra Martínez Cairo, director of marketing, and Manuel Álvarez, product manager of the French firm in the national territory, virtually unveiled the new Kangoo ZE (whose initials are derived from Zero Emissions), which is already on sale in Aztec soil in the Cargo Maxi versions – $ 699,900 – and 5 Maxi Passengers that adds a bench for three passengers as well as pilot and copilot, with a price of 740,300 pesos.
“Our desire at Renault is to work to build a true ecosystem of sustainable mobility in Mexico. Accelerating the availability of electric mobility requires, above all, the ability to meet the diversity of expectations of different audiences, from private vehicles to commercial crews, so with Kangoo ZE, we want to meet the requirements of companies that want to make a transition to greener fleets and mitigate their carbon footprint to combat climate change as it is the most important threat we face as humanity ”, explained the CEO and president of the French firm in our market.
Renault Kangoo ZE electrifies the city
The first electric commercial and passenger van in Mexico is one more example of Renault’s commitment to the planet and future generations and reinforces the brand’s leadership in the energy transition of the automotive industry.
Produced in France, this van incorporates a reversible synchronous electric motor – developed by Renault – with 33 kWh lithium-ion batteries that delivers 60 horsepower and delivers 167 lb / ft of maximum torque, guaranteeing a real autonomy in use of delivery 200 km and a maximum speed of 130 km / h, with a silent handling, which allows a quiet driving without noise pollution.
The power figure, at first glance, may seem modest for a cargo van, however in a commercial vehicle torque is or essential, and in this case the 167 lb / ft of torque is instantly available at first contact. with the accelerator, ensuring good performance and response at all times.
The 33 kWh battery charging capacity, and the 7.4 kWh (32A) charger, –with three years of free preventive maintenance – enables a full charge of the battery in 5 hours 15 minutes.
With the proper name that Kangoo represents and the prestige of being the best-selling electric van in Europe, its Zero Emissions version arrives in Mexico, to provide carbon-free mobility for urban centers and, at the same time, allow companies take action in caring for the environment.
“Free of ownership and verifications due to its ecological component, Kangoo ZE is an extremely attractive product to boost competitiveness, profitability and the environmental commitment of businesses that incorporate commercial fleets, thanks to the fact that it is 90% cheaper compared to combustion vans, for its low energy and maintenance costs ”, explained Alexandra Martínez Cairo, marketing director of the French brand in Mexico.
The Renault Kango ZE is only offered in Mexico in the Maxi (long) version, 4.66 meters long, with a volumetric capacity of 4.6 m³ (3.5 m³ passenger version). The payload volume is 670 kg for the cargo and 640 for the passenger.
To access the storage area, they have a sliding side door (right) and a double-leaf tailgate that can be opened up to 180 degrees, allowing large objects to easily pass through.
Thanks to its space of 4.6 cubic meters and its load capacity of up to 670 kg, the new Kangoo ZE stands out as a last mile solution that goes beyond the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, as it seeks also reduce road congestion in cities, improve air quality and use resources more efficiently. Kangoo ZE has three doors designed to facilitate access and meet the load requirements of any business: a sliding side and two asymmetric rear doors with 180 ° opening.
In addition to its five-year defense-to-defense guarantee, in terms of safety, the new Renault Kangoo ZE has two airbags for driver and passenger, ABS brakes with Emergency Brake Assist (AFU), which applies maximum force in an emergency stop; It also incorporates Hill Start Assist (HSA) that prevents Kangoo ZE from going backwards when starting uphill; and Stability Control (ESP) that is activated to prevent the van from skidding by locking the wheels.
Available in a wide range of colors, Renault incorporates in the first 100 percent electric van marketed in the country, technology and comfort components that are not usually found in utility vehicles, for example, audio equipment with MP3, USB, auxiliary and Bluetooth plus four speakers, steering wheel audio controls, air conditioning, and the EcoDrive system that provides tips for improving driving style and driving even more energy efficiency.
* Cargo Maxi, up to 670 kgs of cargo and 4.6 m3 of interior space, available in
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* 5 Maxi Passengers, up to 640 kgs of cargo and 3.5 m3 of interior space.
* Reversible synchronous drive chain and motor
* Electric steering
* 60 horsepower and 167 lb.-ft. of torque
* Lithium ion battery
* Load capacity 33 kwh
* Charging time 5h 15m
* Air bag for driver and passenger
* ABS brakes
* Emergency Braking Assist (AFU)
* Hill Start Assist (HSA)
* Stability control (ESP)
* 15 “spare tire
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* Air conditioning with manual regulation
* Height adjustable steering wheel
* Trip computer
* Light in cargo area
* Exterior rear-view mirrors with electric command and manually folding
* 8 fixing hooks on the cargo area floor
* Audio control at the wheel
* 4 speakers