Renault delivers first Kangoo electric van in the UK

The innovative light delivery van is now on sale at 20 UK dealerships. Renault plans to launch three more new EV models in the UK in 2012.

 

Renault broke out the bubbly for a Milton Keynes man as he took delivery of the first Kangoo Z.E electric van in the UK, The Green Car Website reported today. The innovative light delivery van is now on sale at 20 UK dealerships. Renault plans to launch three more new EV models in the UK in 2012.

Renault UK bigwig Ian Plummer poured the champers for happy owner Patrick Chard, saying, “Renault has always been committed to reducing the carbon emissions of its vehicles, so to produce a range of zero-emission electric vehicles is incredibly exciting. Several well-known UK companies have already ordered Kangoo Van Z.E. for their fleet requirements, so we’re sure many private customers will join Mr Chard in reaping the rewards of lower-cost and greener electric motoring.”

The Kangoo Z.E. boasts a range of up to 106 miles. Prices start at £16,990. Renault has a unique system that requires EV owners to lease their batteries, which starts at a price of £60 per month.

 

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