1,000th Renault Kangoo Z.E. Delivered To ERDF

OCT 17 2015 BY MARK KANE 5

Renault Kangoo Z.E.

Renault Kangoo Z.E.

ERDF, the French electric utility, reached a milestone of 1,000 Renault Kangoo Z.E. all-electric vans in its fleet.  Pretty impressive indeed!

“ERDF chief Philippe Monloubou in person took delivery of number 1,000 on 25 September 2015 as it rolled out of the Renault MCA plant in Maubeuge.”

The plan for next year is to increase the number to 1,500 Kangoo ZEz and a total of 2,000 electric cars, including other models in the fleet.

“ERDF, the company that manages France’s electricity distribution network, is set to run one of the country’s largest electric vehicle fleets. Under its ECOFLOT project, ERDF plans to have 2,000 electric vehicles running by the end of 2016, including 1,500 Kangoo ZEs.”

But if you think that ERDF’s EV fleet is as big as it gets, think twice, as no one can match La Poste, French post, which a year ago celebrated 5,000 Kangoo Z.E. electric vans in its fleet.

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5 Comments on "1,000th Renault Kangoo Z.E. Delivered To ERDF"

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Why on earth are they not selling them here?
Zap! is Crap.
Nissan is stalling on the eNV200.
Small EV delivery vans are sorely needed now.

The number one reason is probably range. These vans only have a range of 70 km which is 43.5 mi. I would say a range at least 3 or 4 times that is needed. I’m not sure when the Nissan van is scheduled for its 2nd generation, but we will probably have to wait til then to have a longer range van available in the US.

Maybe because none of the ICE small commercial vans are sold in the US, as far as I know (VW Caddy, Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Ford Tourneo COnnect, Fiat Qubo…)?
I don’t know why, as they certainly make sense for lots of uses that don’t need larger trucks (phone-company repairmen, plumbers etc.), both fleet and independent users.
Maybe gas and trucks are cheap enough and US parking spaces are large enough that they’re not attractive enough.

I don’t get why the Kangoo Z.E. has the same battery size as the Zoe (of course less wouldn’t make sense), but only max. 3kW charging power (old Zoe up to 44kW, new up to 22kW). I think delivering cars will usually need more electric range (I’m not talking about a range that is more or less a virtual circle around the starting point) and could be much better charged in the lunch break then -> more electric range.


Too bad Nissan’s van wasn’t this size.
We really need lighter, more aero EV vans and pickups based on the car EV chassis.