This is the car for you if… you want a reliable and efficient compact van that's economical to run.
There’s a reason why Renault is Europe’s leading manufacturer of vans. With the Kangoo Z.E. Maxi, Renault has stuck to its winning formula for the ever-popular Kangoo, but given it an all-electric spin.
So with the Kangoo Z.E. Maxi, you get the flexibility of a van that can scale up to carry a load of 4.6m3 or rejig to transport five people. Add to this award-winning van a 33kWh battery. And you get all the benefits of going electric too. Like smooth acceleration when you pull away from the kerb. Steady handling on corners, thanks to the lower centre of gravity provided by the floor-packed batteries. And a relaxing quiet drive, without a diesel engine chugging away.
The Renault Kangoo Z.E. Maxi is reassuringly familiar to look at it – both inside and out. There are none of the blue accents seen on other vehicles to denote its electric credentials. Instead it just looks like any other Renault Kangoo van – and that’s its main selling point.
It’s still compact enough to zip around towns and cities. But even more economical now it’s running on electricity instead of petrol. And practical too, with full access to low emissions zones.
In the back, the Kangoo Z.E. Maxi has the same generous load capacity as its diesel equivalents – but none of its emissions. There’s also the versatility of re-configuring the back into a five-seater MPV. And what’s good about the Kangoo Z.E. Maxi is that these aren’t make-do seats, stuck in as an after-thought. The folding rear bench seat comes with adjustable headrests so everyone can travel in comfort.
Up front in the Kangoo Z.E. Maxi, there’s easy access to all the controls and a recessed 7-inch touchscreen display. This comes with a year’s subscription to TomTom maps for handy navigation. The display also shows you handy information, like where the nearest charging points are en route to your job. Use the controls on the steering wheel or your voice to scroll through the menu options.
The Kangoo Z.E. Maxi also comes with a DAB radio, CD and MP3 player. Or use Bluetooth or USB to connect your phone and access your own tunes.
When it comes to charging the Kangoo Z.E. Maxi, you can do so at home, work or one of the thousands of public charging points across the UK. Stop for lunch and plug it in to get 20 miles of driving range in an hour.
The Kangoo Z.E. Maxi comes with a number of helpful driver assistance tools as standard too. Like hill start assist – so you don’t roll backwards when you’re parked on a tilt. As well as electronic stability control and grip extend for when you encounter tricky driving conditions.
It all adds up to make the Kangoo Z.E. Maxi one of the smartest electric vans you can drive. And at such a reasonable price, why wouldn’t you consider switching to electric?
Our three favourite Renault Kangoo Z.E. features
- The WLTP range of 143 miles is really impressive for a 33kWh battery. Remember to drive economically to eke out extra miles.
- Through the R-LINK multimedia system you get your very own ‘Eco Driving Coach’. Scroll to the vehicle menu to get handy tips for improving your driving style and maximising the battery life.
- When your van is plugged in, use your phone to check its charging status or to turn the heating on ready for your departure. There’s no need to set foot outside on a chilly morning.
You’ll like the Renault Kangoo Z.E. Maxi if you… want an electric van that offers incredible value for money and versatility