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Renault Kangoo Z.E. scoops Electric Vehicle of the Year title

Published on Wednesday 06 November 2013 in Van News

Just weeks after the 10,000th Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. (Zero Emission) rolled off the production line; Europe's biggest selling small electric van has been awarded the GreenFleet Awards Electric Vehicle of the Year title for the second year in a row. In fact, the trophy cabinet of the Kangoo Z.E. must be bursting as this latest award comes in addition to the Ecovan of the Year and International Van of the Year 2012 titles.

Made on the same production line as the Kangoo and launched in 2011, the Kangoo Van ZE was restyled in June this year to reflect Renault's new branding identity. The re-style included a new dashboard which enables drivers to programme the battery charge remotely using their computer or smartphone - allowing them to benefit from off-peak electricity rates.

The electric motor in the Renault Kangoo Van ZE offers an output of 59bhp and a projected travel range in excess of 100 miles. It also has the same 650kg load capacity as the non-electric Kangoo van.

All electric vans might not be mainstream yet, but they are definitely making inroads into the urban market, where limited mileage isn't such an issue and the overnight re-charging not a problem. If you want to find out more about the Renault Kangoo range click here.