Nov 3, 2021 - 01:06 pm
Renault releases details to Kangoo Rapid E-Tech
Renault has released further details of the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech Electric, which will be launched in Europe in spring 2022. Like its predecessor, the compact van will be offered in two length variants that offer the same storage volume and payload as their conventionally powered counterparts.
Sep 28, 2021 - 12:25 pm
Mahle & Bramble to extend hydrogen cooperation
Mahle Powertrain and Bramble Energy have agreed to continue their collaboration to develop Bramble’s PCBFC hydrogen fuel cell technology. The phase 1 demonstrator vehicle was launched at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle show.
Jun 7, 2021 - 02:28 pm
London borough Lambeth adds Renault e-vans to the fleet
The Council of Lambeth has taken delivery of six Kangoo E-Tech vans in South London, Renault announced. The new zero-emission vans are the first the Council purchased and complement an all-electric Renault Zoe E-Tech car already in the fleet.
May 28, 2021 - 01:54 pm
Renault to build 10 electric refuse trucks for Neuilly-sur-Seine
The Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine will in future use eleven electric trucks for waste collection in the municipality. Following the commissioning of their first Renault D Wide Z.E. in July 2020, Suez, the company responsible for waste collection, has now ordered ten more units of the electric truck.
Mar 24, 2021 - 12:48 pm
Renault plans for electric truck in each segment by 2023
Renault Trucks intends to offer an all-electric range for each market segment (distribution, construction and long-haul) from 2023. To this end, the company has now created various departments specialised in electric mobility. Renault has also provided initial technical data for the Kangoo Rapid panel van.
Feb 21, 2021 - 04:53 pm
Faurecia to supply Renault’s future fuel cell vehicles
An unofficial fuel cell alliance is forming in France as Faurecia will supply hydrogen tanks for the new fleet of FC commercial vehicles Renault plans to launch at the end of this year. Faurecia will design and manufacture these tanks in France and is already preparing for expansion.
Jan 13, 2021 - 01:30 pm
Renault doubles EV sales in Europe
Renault has presented its electric car sales statistics for 2020. According to the figures, the French automaker was able to sell 115,888 electric vehicles in Europe, around twice as many as in 2019. The company’s most successful electric model by far was, once again, the Renault Zoe.
Nov 14, 2020 - 01:41 pm
Renault drops battery rental for Zoe & Kangoo Z.E. in Germany
After pulling the option in Spain and the UK, Renault is removing the battery rental option in Germany for its Zoe and Kangoo Z.E. models starting 14 November. Renault is making an exception with the Twizy which will continue to be offered exclusively with battery rental.
Jul 12, 2020 - 04:17 pm
Southampton receives 24 Renault electric vans
The Southampton City Council has taken delivery of 24 Renault Kangoo ZE vans, which will be used in the upkeep of the city and contribute to its goal of 90 per cent of its fleet to be zero-emission by 2030.
Jun 21, 2020 - 07:26 pm
Leeds launches EV Trial with 122 Renault Kangoo ZE vans
The English city of Leeds has taken delivery of 122 Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric vans. The city will use 102 in its services and will make the remaining 20 available to local companies as part of a new test programme called EV Trials Scheme.
Jun 10, 2020 - 11:42 am
Renault increases subsidy share for customers in Germany
In Germany, Renault is increasing its manufacturer’s share for subsidising the purchase of its electric vehicles. From now on, private customers will receive a bonus of 10,000 euros when buying a new Zoe or Kangoo Z.E. But the discount has a catch.
Jun 8, 2020 - 04:31 pm
Cork adds 76 new electric vehicles to fleet
The Irish city of Cork has put 76 electric vehicles into operation to replace internal combustion engines. Renault Kangoo Z.E., Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona are used by the city’s road and housing maintenance, park management and waste disposal staff.
Dec 5, 2019 - 07:49 pm
Zipcar launches electric van sharing in London
Zipcar’s new electric van sharing service took off in Brixton, where it is available for small businesses to join. The van sharing service, run through Zipcar for Business, uses a Renault Kangoo Maxi ZE.
Oct 24, 2019 - 01:18 pm
Zalando tests electric deliveries in Hamburg
Zalando is testing the delivery of parcels with electric vehicles in Hamburg. For the test, which is initially limited to three months, Zalando is using electric vehicles powered by green electricity from Mercedes, Nissan, Renault and a micro delivery vehicle from Ari Motors.
Oct 22, 2019 - 01:12 pm
Renault vans with fuel cell range extender
Renault is equipping its Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E. electric vehicles with a fuel cell system – but as a range extender and not as the main source of energy. This should increase the range of the two models to up to 370 kilometres.
Sep 2, 2019 - 02:37 pm
Pharmaceutical distribution goes electric in the UK
The UK pharmacy Boots is introducing a pilot programme with five electric Renault Kangoo ZE electric vans to deliver prescriptions in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Should the pilot prove successful, expansion across the UK is expected.
Jul 24, 2019 - 02:14 pm
Austrian Post is banking on Renault’s Kangoo Z.E.
The Austrian Post is increasingly using electric delivery vehicles. Last year, the country’s largest logistics company received a total of 110 Renault Kangoo Z.E. all-electric vans, 139 more of which are currently in the process of being delivered.
Apr 24, 2019 - 02:42 pm
Renault’s new looks for electric transporter vans
Renault is giving its range of light commercial vehicles a new look. At the same time, the French company will be presenting new visuals for the Master Z.E. battery-electric and, with the Kangoo Z.E. Concept, a preview of the next generation of the Kangoo series, to be launched next year.
Apr 11, 2019 - 06:45 pm
Switzerland: Quickpack launches 100 Kangoo Z.E.
The Swiss postal service provider Quickpac, which is now entering the parcel delivery market, has ordered 100 Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. electric vans. The first 50 units have been handed over, the second half of the order is expected to follow in late summer.
Jan 13, 2019 - 05:23 pm
Renault announces cargo Zoe
In connection with the announcement of their German sales figures for 2018, Renault has announced that a Cargo version of the Zoe will be added to their range of electric models this year.
Sep 23, 2018 - 07:45 pm
Renault is converting Belle-Île-en-Mer to a smart island
The Atlantic island of Belle-Île-en-Mer will be converted to a smart island by Renault, alongside partners Morbihan Energies, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis to be the first French smart island. A similar project was already kicked off on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo by Renault, as well.
Jun 27, 2018 - 05:14 pm
Renault enables termination of battery lease
Renault electric vehicle owners holding a lease for the battery of their Zoe or even Twizy may now end their contract and buy (or resell) the power pack instead. The move follows the option to buy batteries of Renault EVs that had been open for new owners and now applies retroactively.
Jun 16, 2018 - 02:57 pm
Renault opens concept store in Berlin
Renault has now opened a concept store for electric vehicles in Berlin. The 145 square meter Electric Vehicle Experience Center of the Renault subsidiary König is the second of its kind in Europe.
Jun 16, 2018 - 02:20 pm
Renault invests €1 billion in electric mobility
Renault has announced their plan to invest about 1 billion euros into the expansion of development and production of electrified vehicles in France. Specifically, the manufacturer is planning to develop a new alliance platform for electric vehicles in the Douai factory.
Jun 10, 2018 - 02:48 pm
Engie fits 50 Kangoo Z.E. with fuel cells
The energy provider Engie has fitted a fleet of 50 Kangoo Z.E. with fuel cell range extenders from Symbio, in Rungis, near Paris, for their employees. A hydrogen fuel station was also installed at the location.