Under the Skin Renault at the Paris motor show

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RENAULT Kangoo Van Z.E. – 22 kWh Li-ion

Overview: Renault at the Paris show


Renault s range of electric vehicles has in the news for the better part of a It s not just because a major is launching several electrically-powered relatively soon though you won t be to take delivery of an electric passenger car for well over a but also because the cars taken shape in front of our with prototypes turning production models and technical finalised.

Here is a quick of what Renault will be Each electrically-powered model is Z.E. for zero emissions , we re none too fond of this

Fluence: This Turkish-built saloon is based on Mйgane and is normally powered by Renault s and petrol engines. The Z.E. is visually different from its siblings: partly (at the front) for reasons, and partly (at the rear) to boost-space while accommodating the battery-pack bhind the rear The Fluence Z.E. will be in Britain in 2012.

Kangoo British buyers can already one, but deliveries won t begin late next year. the Fluence, the electric Kangoo is on a conventionally-powered vehicle; the battery-pack is under the load-floor, and there are few differences.

Twizy: New from the ground up, low-powered two-sweater urban will be available from 2012.

Zoe: Available mid-2012, the Zoe is a small hatchback, no new ground in its format but designed the outset for electric power.

In an to make its electric vehicles Renault has excluded the (very cost of the vehicle s battery the purchase price. The battery-pack is according to a separate agreement. is also offering a one-stop for insurance and for obtaining a wall-box station for the owner s home.

The is that if you are able to obtain a grant for buying the vehicle, its (excluding the battery) should be the same as an equivalent diesel-engined In the case of the Fluence Z.E. the European price will be #x20ac;26,000 (depending on local VAT In France, after deducting the s #x20ac;5000 incentive, the purchase works out to be #x20ac;21,300 inclusive of VAT.

British prices for Renault van Z.E. will start £16,990, excluding VAT and the separate of leasing the battery-pack. In mainland battery lease for a Fluence is #x20ac;79 per month including VAT the car does not exceed 10,000km a British customers for the Kangoo van pay £59 per month for a four-year, miles per annum agreement.

As we described elsewhere on these there are three methods for a Renault E.V. charged.

charge: This will be the common method of charging. The would be charged at home or at a charging point. A full will take between 3.5 and hours, depending on model 3.5 hours; Kangoo Z.E. Zoe and between six and eight hours).

For at home there are two methods: a connection via a wall-box (this the domestic circuit) or EVSE Vehicle Supply Equipment). The option is the wall-box, with the of ergonomics, speed, load and protection of both the domestic and the vehicle.

Fast charge: In an when the customer needs to the battery quickly, they can via a public fast charge This will give 37 range in less than 10 or 80 per cent. battery capacity in 30 This system will be be available on the Zoe and, at a later on the Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Van

Quickdrop battery exchange In some countries, Quickdrop exchange stations will be The customer will be able to his depeleted battery for a fully-charged a process that Renault takes only three This scheme is currently in Israel and Denmark, in partnership Better Place.

Both Zoe and are equipped to operate with where available.

Drivers concern when it comes to vehicles is undoubtedly range. charging infrastructure is well this worry will at present, reassuring potential that driving an electric car not be a fraught experience is one of Renault s concerns. The instrument displays to the Company s E.V.s give about about the state of of their battery and the estimated range. There is also an to inform the driver about his energy consumption by means of a colour-coding system: light represents normal vehicle dark blue for optimal use and red to of excessive energy consumption.

Of course, this information in does not provide charging

As a further aid, Renault the Carminat TomTom smart system to its electric passenger This takes range-related into account, and permanently the location of the nearest Quickdrop or charging station.

As you would kinetic energy capture is a of the Renault Z.E.s.


Ahead of the Renault Z.E. s release from the middle of a fleet of 600 prototype vehicles be on the road in the hands of corporate This real-life testing take place in 10 countries, and the are expected to clock up several thousand kilometres in total.

local test fleet be tasked with a number of aimed at evaluating both the and their eco-system :

The testing of the in real-world conditions by demanding operators and collecting their

An evaluation of how customers use their in real-world situations.

An appraisal of the solutions used for charging standard charge, fast stations, usage, frequency of duration of each charge and so on.

An evaluation of the economic models with electric vehicles.

The will permit Renault and its to evaluate technical solutions and models in real-world situations. will help the companies for the large-scale appearance of electric on the roads.


Renault s Van Z.E. is a compact light vehicle intended for use mainly in areas and suburbs. Its carrying 3 or 3.5m³ depending on the version is to that of the conventionally-powered version.

The s battery-pack is the 22kWh lithium-ion used in other Renault charged by way of a socket behind a next to the offside headlamp. an ordinary mains supply 16A), the battery can be charged in between six and eight hours; and probably for cost reasons, a facility is not available. The NEDC cycle operating range is 100

The Kangoo can be pre-heated or pre-cooled the battery is being charged.

The electric version of the Kangoo be manufactured alongside conventional at Renault s MCA de Maubeuge plant in


The Renault Fluence is due to go on sale in Europe from and will be the market s first electric saloon car. on the conventionally-powered version, with to the rear structure, the passenger is unaffected by the new drivetrain. The boot has extended to maintain space would otherwise be lost the mounting of the battery-pack behind the seats.

The NEDC combined operating range of the Fluence is 100 miles. Like the Kangoo, the can be pre-heated or pre-cooled when the is being charged.


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