Renault launches zero-emission Zoe Van

Renault PRO+ has launched its latest small electric van, the zero-emission Zoe, offering a range of 245 miles and a payload of 387kg.

Based on the Zoe car, the Van shares the same powertrain, 52kWh battery and 80kW R110 electric motor, as well as its high-quality interior, infotainment and safety technologies.

This is Renault’s latest addition to its range of electric commercial vehicles and joins the Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.

The Zoe Van comes in two trim levels – Business and Business+ – and there is a rapid charging option for both models of 50kW DC, allowing drivers to charge from zero to 80% in one hour and 10 minutes. If time is tight, a 30-minute charge is enough for a 90-mile boost in range via the DC charger. The standard charger is a type-2 charging cable, which gives a 100% charge in three hours using a 22kW public charger.

Renault says the R110 motor delivers acceleration of zero to 62mph in 11.4 seconds, while zero to 31mph is completed in just 3.9 seconds. This makes it suited to urban deliveries where stop-start traffic is common, the manufacturer adds.

Payload

As a small van, the payload is 387kg in the Business model, with a total load volume of one cubic metre is on offer, thanks to 1,205mm of length in the load bay and maximum load width of 1,110mm. The side doors can be used to load items, which makes it easier to fit awkwardly shaped items in it.

The load area has been created by removing the rear seats from the Zoe passenger car. A flat load floor and mesh bulkhead behind the front seats ensures the load area is safe and secure and usable as possible.

Trim choices

Both the Zoe Van trim choices – Business and Business+ – come with a wide range of standard features including 10-inch TFT instrument cluster, Renault keycard with handsfree entry, automatic headlamps and wipers, full LED headlamps with C-shape daytime running light, cruise control with speed limiter and Z.E. Voice (low speed pedestrian warning).

Meanwhile the Business+ also offers features such as satellite navigation, wireless smartphone charging, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic climate control.

For fleet customers, a Telematic Control Unit is available for fleet asset management, optionally available on both Business and Business+ trims.

In addition, the specification of Business+ models can be expanded with the Technology Pack, which incorporates Renault’s 9.3-inch portrait-oriented Easy Link touchscreen infotainment system, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. A Winter Pack is also available, which includes heated seats and a heated steering wheel.

Buyers have the choice of eight exterior colour choices for the ZOE Van and it has been fitted with a Thatcham approved Category 1 alarm as standard.

Warranty and prices

As with the Zoe passenger car, the Van also comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. The first two years feature unlimited mileage restrictions, while the remaining three have a 100,000-mile limit.

In addition, Renault offers an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty for its Z.E. 50 battery.

Service intervals for the ZOE Van are every 12 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes sooner.

Prices for the Zoe start at £30,600 including VAT for the Business R110 Z.E. 50 model, rising to £33,150 for the top-of-the-range Business+ R110 Z.E. 50 RC. The Zoe Van goes on sale in August, with the first deliveries expected in November.

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now the editor of our three commercial vehicle titles: The Van Expert, The Truck Expert and Commercial Vehicle Engineer.

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