Renault’s Kangoo Z.E. was one of the first pure-electric vans to come to market. It is available in a range of body types, and has had a battery upgrade during its lifespan, boosting range up to 143 miles on a charge. The Kangoo Z.E. can be fast charged, but is not rapid charge capable.
Official WLTP Range
Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33143 miles
Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33129 miles
How to charge a Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Renault’s Kangoo Z.E. uses the Type 2 charging standard, used when charging at home, work, or at public slow and fast AC points. The Renault Kangoo Z.E.’s Type 2 inlet is found in the centre of what would normally be the van’s grille.
Renault’s Kangoo Z.E. is able to be slow and fast charged from public points, depending on network and type of charge unit. In most cases, slow charging requires a 3-pin-to-Type 2 cable, and fast charging a Type 2-to-Type 2 cable, both of which are usually supplied with the vehicle.
|Type 2 – Slow & Fast|
Charging requires the EV driver to plug the connectors into the correct inlet, after which the car then ‘talks’ to the charging unit to make sure there is a power supply, that there are no faults, and that it is safe to start charging. If charging at private home or workplace charge points
, the vehicle then automatically starts charging.
On a public charger, an activation process is required to initiate charging. Depending on the network provider, this may require the use of an RFID card or smartphone app, often linked to an account which has been set up beforehand. Contactless pay-as-you-go units are also becoming more common on newer units. Once activated, the units will conduct further connection and account checks before starting to charge the vehicle.
How long does it take to charge a Renault Kangoo Z.E.?
The following table shows approximate times to charge a Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33, with times for a 100% charge.
Note that the times shown are only a guide, as very rarely will an EV need to be fully charged from 0%. Other factors that might vary the charging time include ambient temperature, in-vehicle energy loads, any upper and lower charge restrictions to extend battery life and protect against potential damage, and charging rates slowing down as the maximum charge is reached.
|Fast 22kW||Fast 7kW||Slow 3kW|
|5 hours 0-100%||5 hours 0-100%||11 hours 0-100%|
The Renault Kangoo Z.E. is fitted with 7 kW on-board charger, which covers all applications from slow to fast charging. This means that even when connected to a charge point rated higher than 7 kW, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. will only be capable of charging at up to 7 kW.
Use Zap-Map’s Home Charging Calculator to estimate charging times for a Renault Kangoo Z.E.. The level of battery charge, connector speed, and on-board charger options can be tailored to your requirements for more accurate results.
How much does it cost to charge a Renault Kangoo Z.E.?
The table shown below shows estimates of the cost to charge the Renault Kangoo Z.E.’s 33 kWh battery at work (on a commercial tariff). Cost estimates are dependent on the charge remaining, usable battery capacity, and age of battery pack. Cost per mile is calculated using an estimate of real-world range.
|Type||Cost/kWh||Cost to charge||Cost per mile||Work||16 p/kWh||£5.30||4.1 p/mile|
Based on these figures, the Renault Kangoo Z.E.’s fuel costs should be around 4 p/mile based on real-world energy usage, the cost depending on the type of charging. In general, workplace charging provides the cheapest per mile cost, and public charging a little more expensive when costs are in place.
To find the cost and times to charge an EV on a public charge point, Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator calculates charging costs for any new or used plug-in vehicle. The results can be personalised for different electricity costs and the level of charge required.
Charging a Renault Zoe at work
Charging at work is often the most convenient and cost effective way to recharge an electric van. Government grants are available for the installation of workplace EV charge points, and a large number of companies offer a fully installed charge point for a fixed price.
Most workplace chargers are either rated at 7 kW or 22 kW. The higher powered units typically cost more than the slower 7 kW option, but potentially cut the time required to fully charge an EV by up to a third – model depending.
Charging a Renault Kangoo Z.E. on public networks
The UK has a large number of public EV charging networks, with some offering national coverage and others only found in a specific region. The major UK-wide networks include BP Chargemaster (Polar), Ecotricity, Pod Point, and Charge Your Car.
Payment and access methods across networks vary, with some networks providing an RFID card and others a smartphone app to use their services. While most require an account to be set up before use, some rapid units with contactless PAYG card readers are starting to be installed.
Although many EV charge points are free to use, the majority of fast and rapid chargers require payment. Charging tariffs tend to comprise a flat connection fee, a cost per charging time (pence per hour) and/or a cost per energy consumed (pence per kWh). For more information about network tariffs, visit Zap-Map’s public charge point networks guides.