2018 Renault Kangoo ZE

New Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33 Arrives In Ireland

Following the launch of the new Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 in summer 2017, the new Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33 has arrived in Ireland.

According to Renault, the new Kangoo Z.E 33 has the longest range of any electric LCV currently on the market. The all-electric van/commerical goes on sale from €28,190 after the SEAI grant of €3,800 (battery included).

The new Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33 has a longer NEDC range of 270km equating to 200km in summer conditions or 120km in winter. This extended range is achieved with an increase in battery capacity from 22 kWh to 33 kWh, which has been achieved by increasing the energy density of the battery’s cells without increasing size or weight – so there is no penalty in terms of load capacity or payload (605-640kg).

The winter range can be improved further by specifying the optional heat pump air conditioning, a world first for an LCV.

The new Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 also benefits from a new energy efficient motor, the R60 (5AQ 60), which is based on the motor that also powers the ZOE Z.E. 40.

The van is also fitted with a new charger that is twice as powerful as the previous one. The single phase 7kW (32A, 230V) AC charger can take the new 33kWh battery to a full charge in just six hours, with the ability to ‘top-up’ the vehicle by up to 33 km in just one hour.

DAB radio, full steel bulkhead (not on crew vans) and height adjustable driver’s seat as standard on the Business trim level.

The new Kangoo electric is offered in both standard panel van and maxi lengths, alongside a crew van version and a crew van cab version that comes with the multi-positional bulkhead as standard.

Options include rear parking sensors, body coloured front bumper and the Renault R-Link infotainment and navigation system.

Pricing for new Kangoo Z.E

As with the ZOE, New Kangoo Z.E. 33 is available to order with battery-inclusive pricing.

There is no BIK for a Kangoo Z.E. 33 from 1 January 2018, for three to five years.

Kangoo Z.E. 33 has a 5 year/200,000km full vehicle warranty and a 5 year/100,000km battery warranty.

For more information visit www.renault.ie

Jaguar I-PACE

All-new Jaguar I-PACE Revealed In Full

Jaguar has revealed their new Jaguar I-PACE, all-electric SUV in full. Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle (EV), Jaguar says the new I-PACE offers aero-efficient design and interior space for five adults and luggage.

The new Jaguar I-PACE should hit roads this summer.

The new I-PACE is all wheel drive, while 400hp and 696Nm deliver 0 to 100kmh in 4.5 seconds.

A 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers up to 386 kilometres, with EV navigation to ensure range-optimised routing.

The new Jaguar I-PACE has a bespoke EV aluminium architecture that they say delivers Jaguar’s most rigid body structure with 50:50 weight distribution.

The I-PACE will be able to receive wireless over-the-air updates to ensure the car always have the latest software. The I-PACE will also be the first Jaguar to use the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system.

The I-PACE joins the Jaguar F-PACE and E-Pace in Jaguar's SUV family.