The new Renault ZOE Van
The new Renault ZOE Van

Renault Ireland has confirmed that a new electric Renault ZOE Van will soon join the brand’s range of light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Ireland.

The new Renault van will be based on the latest Renault ZOE passenger car, and has the same 52 kWh battery, 395 km range (WLTP) and 80 kW R110 motor.

The 2020 Renault 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.

How practical is it?

The rear seats of the existing ZOE passenger car have been removed to reveal a completely flat load area. 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.

Maximum payload is rated at up to 387kg meaning small but bulky items can be carried in the load area of the ZOE Van with ease.

Equipment options for ZOE business customers

There will be a choice of Business and Business+ trim levels in line with other Renault PRO+ commercial vehicles. Standard equipment on Business trim includes 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, automatic headlamps and wipers, full LED headlamps with C-shape daytime running light, 15-inch steel wheels with Michelin EV Energy Tyres, front fog lights and cruise control with speed limiter.

The Business+ trim adds navigation, rear parking sensors, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, automatic high beam, traffic sign recognition, automatic climate control and 16-inch alloy wheels.

A Technology Pack is available for Business+ models and incorporates Renault’s 9.3-inch portrait-oriented Easy Link touchscreen infotainment system, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

Additionally, the Winter Pack is available, enhancing comfort in colder conditions with heated seats and a heated steering wheel.

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

Charging the Renault ZOE Van

50 kW fast charging is available as an option on both trim levels, allowing zero to 80 per cent battery charge in just one hour and ten minutes. If time is tight, a 30-minute charge is enough for a 135 km boost in range via the DC charger.

The charging inlet is accessed behind the Renault badge on the front of the vehicle. The on-board Chameleon charger comes as standard allowing 22 kW charging, adapting to the power source for the most time and energy-efficient charge for the vehicle. All new ZOE Vans comes with a type-2 charging cable allowing 100 per cent charge in just three hours using a 22 kW public or workplace charger.

The load area in the Renault ZOE commerical
The load area in the Renault ZOE commerical

There’s a five-year, 200,000km warranty mirroring the rest of Renault’s car range and 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.

Pricing for the new Renault ZOE Van will be confirmed in August, with the first vans arriving before the end of 2020.