on board the family version!

For a quarter of a century, the Citroën Berlingo and the Renault Kangoo have been fighting a merciless battle. First with sliding side doors and more recently with charging sockets. To replicate the Citroën ë-Berlingo for families, which appeared in early 2021, the diamond brand will draw, in January 2023, its Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric in the glazed version. But before that, the Renault Kangoo VP watté will make its first crowd shower at the 2022 Paris Motor Show, when orders open.

Renault Kangoo VP switches to 100% electric mode

The Renault Kangoo E-Tech Electric has a 120 hp electric motor, that of the Zoé. © DR

Here’s the Kangoo Combispace E-Tech Electric, the version for trendy families. Externally, nothing distinguishes this Kangoo watté from the thermal version, except for a specific grille., a little less airy, behind which a charging socket is hidden. And, of course, under the hood, an electric machine – that of the Renault Zoé – with 120 hp. It is powered by a battery with a capacity of 45 kWh which gives the Kangoo Electric a range of 285 km according to the WLTP cycle. The maximum speed is 135 km/h. Note that an Eco mode limits power to 75 hp and speed to 110 km/h.

Warranty 8 years or 160,000 km for batteries

To fill up with electrons, a 22 kWh fast charger can recover 170 km in 30 minutes, but charging at home takes 6 hours on a 7.4 kW Wallbox. Renault offers a warranty of 8 years or 160,000 km for the batteries and replaces them if, in this period, the capacity drops below 70% of the nominal value. Note the smart roof bars taken from the Dacia Sandero Stepway. When not in use they are longitudinal and do not disturb aerodynamics. Turning a quarter turn without tools, they are immediately available, no need to store them in your garage.. Finally, at the rear, “our” Kangoo is equipped with a classic tailgate, but it is also possible to have a version with asymmetrical hinged doors.

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Specific modularity for the electric Renault Kangoo E-Tech

Renault Kangoo E-Tech Electric Combispace differs from internal combustion versions by a sliding seat.
Renault Kangoo E-Tech Electric Combispace differs from internal combustion versions by a sliding seat.© DR

On board, at first glance also no change. But looking closer, the seat gained height, 10 cm precisely because of the battery pack located just below. Slides independently according to a 2/3-1/3 split at seat level in a range of 14 cm. what allowsincrease the trunk volume by 100 litres, ie 850 liters under the shelf, in the 5-seat configuration. Capacity that reaches 2,500 liters with the seat folded down of a single movement according to a parallelogram-type kinematics. Add 49 liters of intelligently distributed cabin storage. For now, the Renault Kangoo electric is presented only in the standard length L1 (4.49 m) and, in 2023, the L2 version (4.91 m) will expand the offer with two variants: 5 and 7 square. It will be called Renault Grand Kangoo E-Tech Electric.

Rear door or hinged doors on the rear of the Renault Kangoo E-tech Electric VP

Renault Kangoo Combispace E-Tech Electric comes with tailgate.  But a pair of asymmetrical hinged doors is also available.
Renault Kangoo Combispace E-Tech Electric comes with tailgate. But a pair of asymmetrical hinged doors is also available.© DR

The electric Renault Kangoo is made up of 14 driving aids that offer level 2 autonomous driving. On the instrument panel, a 10-inch diagonal touchscreen characterizes the top-of-the-range versions, in this sense three levels of equipment are offered: Authentic, Equilibre and Techno. A heat pump offering reversible air conditioning is standard with the 22 kW charger and the Kangoo also has its own heated windscreen, steering wheel and front seats. Here he is therefore able to calmly respond to the competitors of the Stellantis groupCitroën ë-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Rifter, Opel Combo-e Life without forgetting the Toyota Proace City Verso.

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