Renault PRO+ has revealed the newest addition to its growing LCV range, the the all-new electric ZOE Van. Based on the award-winning and successful new ZOE passenger car, the latest addition to Renault’s expanding Z.E. PRO+ (van) range offers more choice than ever for commercial vehicle buyers looking to switch to a small electric van.
In fact, it has no all-electric competitors in this van class. Pricing tis be confirmed next month (August), in advance of the van going on sale in the last quarter of this year.
With the same generous 395km WLTP range as the ZOE car, the new zero-emissions LCV delivers versatility and reassurance to commercial buyers keen to experience the benefits of running an electric commercial vehicle. That’s thanks to the new ZOE Van utilising the powerful 52kWh battery and 80kW R110 motor the New ZOE boasts.
The all-new ZOE Van joins Renault’s expanding range of electric commercial vehicles – alongside the Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E. – in a range that now spans a wide variety of offerings in terms of size, driving range, load space and carrying capacity.
Based on the ZOE car, the new ZOE Van benefits from the same level of advanced features in terms of its battery technology and powertrain, as well as its generously equipped high-quality interior, complemented by Renault’s latest infotainment and safety technologies.
There’s a choice of Business and Business+ trim levels in line with other Renault PRO+ commercial vehicles, offering an impressive level of desirable equipment, including a rapid charging option for both models for added convenience.
All-new Renault ZOE Van powertrain, range and charging
The new ZOE Van benefits from the same advanced powertrain featured in the regular ZOE car, meaning a powerful 52kWh battery and 80kW R110 electric motor resulting in a WLTP range of up to 245 miles on a single charge on Business models.
The R110 motor delivers acceleration of zero to 62mph in 11.4 seconds, while the zero to 31mph sprint is completed in just 3.9 seconds. Renault claims that this makes the all-new ZOE Van ideal for urban journeys with stop-start traffic, and a perfect fit for tasks such as multidrop deliveries, for example. All of which are completed with zero tailpipe emissions.
Recharging is simple and time-efficient thanks to the option of 50kW DC charging on both trim levels, allowing the new ZOE Van drivers to charge from zero to 80 per cent in just one hour and ten minutes. If time is tight, a 30-minute charge is enough for a 135km boost in range via the DC charger.
The charging inlet is accessed behind the Renault badge on the front of the vehicle, with Renault’s advanced on-board and patented Chameleon charger adapting to the power source for the most time and energy-efficient charge for the vehicle. It also gives drivers the flexibility to use a range of chargers available publicly. As standard, the All-New ZOE Van comes with type-2 charging cable, this allows 100 per cent charge in just three hours using a 22kW public or workplace charger.
Two generous trim level choices
Replicating other vehicles in the Renault PRO+ line-up, the all-new ZOE Van is available in a choice of two generously equipped models – the Business and Business+. Both specifications offer customers a comprehensive level of standard equipment, with the opportunity to build on this with key options available at extra cost – including DC charging for faster charging.
As standard, Business trim including: a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster, 7-inch Easy Link infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Manual air conditioning, Electric front windows, Renault keycard with handsfree entry, Electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, Automatic headlamps and wipers, Full LED headlamps with C-shape daytime running light, 15-inch steel wheels with Michelin EV Energy Tyres, a USB socket, driver and passenger airbags, Isofix points on passenger seat, Front fog lights, Cruise control with speed limiter, and Z.E. Voice (low speed pedestrian warning).
A carefully selected range of options are available to All-New ZOE Van buyers. On top of the same range of eight attractive exterior colour choices for New ZOE, the specification of Business+ models can be expanded with the Technology Pack. This incorporates Renault’s 9.3-inch portrait-oriented Easy Link touchscreen infotainment system, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera, boosting the ZOE Van’s ease of use even further, particularly in urban environments.
Additionally, the Winter Pack is available, enhancing comfort in colder conditions with heated seats and a heated steering wheel.
Versatile load space
The All-New ZOE Van’s generous and practical load area has been created by removing the rear seats of the existing ZOE passenger car. A completely flat load floor ensures the load area is as usable as possible, while the rear doors bring an extra dimension of versatility, enabling access via the side of the vehicle. For added security, the rear windows are disabled and covered in an opaque film.
A total load volume of one cubic metre is on offer in the All-New ZOE Van, thanks to 1,205mm of length in the load bay and maximum load width of 1,110mm. The ability to make use of the side doors for ease of access boosts flexibility for awkwardly shaped or smaller items.
Maximum payload is rated at up to 387kg (Business) meaning small but bulky items can be carried in the load area of the ZOE Van with ease.
Generous warranty and servicing options
As it’s based on the ZOE car, the all-new ZOE Van benefits from the same assurances that new ZOE car customers enjoy. That means it boasts a five-year, 200,000km warranty that gives customers greater peace of mind, mirroring the rest of Renault’s car range.
In addition, Renault’s confidence in its EV technology is clear, as the Z.E. 50 battery receives an eight-year, 160,000km warranty.
Service intervals for the ZOE Van are every 12 months or 30,000km, whichever comes sooner.