Finally I get to drive the Kangoo ZE van! We took a trip down to Renault headquarters in Maple Cross yesterday evening to grab a quick drive of the Kangoo and Fluence ZE ( more of that another day). I really liked how simple the controls were for this van – also load space is not affected at all by the battery pack – in fact this one even had a real spare wheel – a luxury these days.
I am a little concerned about the lack of eco mode like you get on the Nissan Leaf as this may lead to untrained drivers “burning off” charge at a higher than comfortable speed. We will have to wait for a longer test to confirm. Other than that I am very impressed. This is going to really work for many businesses and with the Battery lease costings are looking favourable.
In fact we have calculated that, if used in central London, @ C£310 a month on 10k PA that fuel saving ( C £100 a month) + the congestion charge ( £200 if every working day) make the van virtually FREE compared to a Diesel Van.
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