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Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E.

Next week at the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show, world’s largest automotive event, the French automaker Renault will bring their new Kangoo Maxi Z.E., which is the newest member of the company’s EV family, a car that will go on sale in this fall. It will be available in two or five-seat configurations and will have a maximum carrying capacity of 162.4 cubic feet (4.6 cubic meters), thanks to the 1.4 ft (40 cm) longer wheelbase in comparison with the Kangoo Z.E., while the load length will be 9.5 ft (2.9 meters).

Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E.

The five-seat model will have a 60/40-split folding rear bench that can disappear into the floor in order to release a completely flat deck and free up about 120 cubic feet (3.4 cubic meters) of carrying space.

Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E.

The Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. has an electric motor that develops 60 hp and has an instant peak torque of 166 lb.-ft (226 Nm) and is “fuelled” by a lithium-ion battery that has a 22 kWh capacity, located under the floor. It will take from 6 to 8 hours to completely recharge it and a full charge costs about $2.05 (1.5 Euros). The average driving range of this EV will be of about 105 miles (170 km).

Similar with other EVs from Renault, customers will be able to choose from either purchasing or leasing the car, with an additional monthly subscription to be paid for the battery (starting from $99 / 72 Euros). The calculations that Renault made indicate that the annual maintenance cost for the car will be similar to the conventional Kangoo if the distance traveled is less than 9,320 miles (15,000 km), and become more competitive if the car is driven more.

Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E.

The pre-tax pricing in Europe for the Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. starts from $29,100 (21,200 Euros). In France, buyers can get the car 5,000 Euros cheaper thanks to the state’s subsidy, making the car similar priced to the diesel-powered Kangoo Maxi.

Source: Carscoop

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