Kangoo Van Maxi Z.E., the long wheelbase version of Kangoo Van Z.E., is poised to join Renault‘s range of electric vehicles when it goes on sale at the end of 2011.

Renault launched its electric vehicle offensive in 2008 with the announcement of its comprehensive, upcoming line-up of four vehicles.

The first of these is due to go on sale this autumn, and the brand is pleased to announce that the original list will now be extended thanks to the availability of a new version of Kangoo Van Z.E. Kangoo Van Maxi Z.E.

As a result, Renault will have not just one, but two electric vehicles in the compact van segment by the end of 2011, enabling business customers to choose the zero-emission vehicle that best suits their specific needs.

Renault has always said that the success of electric vehicles will depend on the availability of truly affordable vehicles. To attract customers, ecology and real economies must go hand in hand. With Kangoo Van Maxi Z.E., Renault has succeeded in combining maximum carrying capacity with zero emissions4 at an affordable price.

Kangoo Van Maxi Z.E. will go on sale at the end of 2011 in Europe at a price of £17,990 (excluding VAT) for the two-seat version, or £18,690 for the five-seat crew van version. At the time of going to press, light commercial vehicles are not eligible for the UK’s Plug-In Car Grant.