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Renault, the undisputed leader in electric utility vehicles

14 December 2022
3 min
With its new range of electric utility vehicles, Renault meets the every-day needs of professional customers more than ever. Simplified urban delivery, LCV subsidies, easier charging, and of course fewer CO2 emissions: all major assets for people looking to acquire an electric utility vehicle. With the All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric, the All-new Trafic Van E-Tech electric and the All-new Master E-Tech electric, Renault has the most versatile range on the electric utility vehicle market and is bringing its vehicles into a new era, combining flexibility and freedom with sustainable mobility.
by Florentina Deca

Renault has been a pioneer in electrical mobility since 2011 and is the undisputed leader in electric commercial vehicles in Europe, with three models that meet the different needs of professionals: the mini-van Kangoo Van E-Tech electric, the mid-size Trafic Van E-Tech electric and the large Master Van E-Tech electric.

What is the range for electric LCVs?

The electric Kangoo (formerly known as Kangoo Z.E. and now Kangoo E-Tech electric) has won over more than 70,000 professional customers since its launch at the end of 2011. Following its renewal in spring 2022, the All-new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric is improving across the board, thanks to an increased range of 300 km in WLTP cycle. As such, mini-van drivers have peace of mind when going about a full day of work trips, at an unbeatable cost to own and run.

Nouveau Kangoo Van E-Tech electric


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

Its 90kW motor is coupled with a 45kWh lithium-ion battery. It can be recharged using 3 types of chargers to recover up to 170km of range in 30 minutes. In placing the battery under the floor panel, the van’s cargo capacity remains unaltered. Other carry-over features include the ingenious and unique ‘Open Sesame by Renault’ with the largest side opening on the market at 1.45m, allowing professionals to load and unload their goods and bulky materials of up to 3 metres in length from the side. 


Renault's large electric van, the All-New Master Van E-Tech electric 52 kWh has been given a brand new 52 kWh battery thereby increasing its coverage with a WLTP range of up to 200km. It is available in 15 versions (instead of the original six), with a choice of three different lengths and three different heights and can carry up to 20m3.


The All-new Trafic E-Tech electric is the latest addition to the Renault electric LCV line-up and was just unveiled this year at the Hannover motor show. True to its DNA, it an ideal van for professional owners thanks to its large load capacity, modularity, and a wide range of versions to choose from. As for the All-new Trafic E-Tech electric, it comes with a 120HP engine and a 52kWh battery, boasting a range of 240km in WLTP cycle.

Nouveau Trafic E-Tech Electric

What are the benefits of an electric utility vehicle?

In addition to lower CO2 emissions, electric vehicles offer many advantages. Electric utility vehicles are less expensive to buy than an ICE vehicle, all thanks to government assistance, tax benefits, and lower operating and maintenance costs.

In Europe and elsewhere, more and more cities are restricting access to their city centers. Driving around is also easier thanks to privileged access to low-emission areas, public charging stations, and parking areas. Going electric has become the best way to freely drive around city centers.

Choosing to drive an electric LCV means maintaining constraint-free, unlimited access to all urban areas, for purposes such as last-mile delivery. This still applies even when air pollution is high because electric LCVs are not affected by traffic restrictions. That is all without mentioning the maximum on-board comfort thanks to the silent electric motor! 

What charging options are there for electric LCVs?

To recharge the battery, the electric utility vehicle needs to be connected to a power source, either a conventional household socket or a public charging point. What characterizes the charging of an electric utility car is its size and charging volume. The All-new Kangoo Van E-TECH electric offers for example a choice of three charger types. The standard models come with two types of on-board chargers: a 11kW three-phase charger, suitable for all types of households charging and a 22 kW three-phase charger, for rapid charging at public terminals. As an optional extra with the 22kW charger, a fast 80kW DC charger can recover 170km of range (WLTP cycle) in 30 minutes.


And to simplify the recharging of its electric utility vehicle, Renault offers the MyRenault smartphone app or the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system to follow the battery charge scheduling and monitoring. It is also be used to look for en-route charging stations and calculate destinations that are accessible with the remaining battery range.

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