French Post Now Uses 7,000 Renault Kangoo Z.E. Electric Vans

DEC 1 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

French Post purchased about 20% of all of the Renault Kangoo Z.E. ever sold.

Since the beginning of 2011, Renault sold more than 35,000 all-electric delivery vans Renault Kangoo Z.E. Sales were relatively high in the beginning when Renault was delivering almost 6,000 annually in 2013, but then stabilized to just above 4,000 for quite some time.

With the introduction of the 33 kWh battery version, sales highly accelerated and now are expected to exceed 7,500 in 2018.

The biggest fleet of Renault Kangoo Z.E. was purchased by French Post (La Poste) – some 7,000! However, we need to note that the first 5,000 were sold by the end of 2014, which means that orders from the French Post have stalled.

Electric Kangoo can be spotted also in other postal services in Europe. In Norway around 300 entered service in the Norwegian Post fleet. In Spain 25 units were used since 2016 and the next 42 have been purchased. In Slovenia, Pošta Slovenije starts with 17.

In the Netherlands, PostNL opted for bigger Renault Master Z.E., which is based on the Kangoo Z.E.

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8 Comments on "French Post Now Uses 7,000 Renault Kangoo Z.E. Electric Vans"

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Stefan Scholz

That is great news. With predictable routes and constant start-stop, electric vehicles are perfect for postal services.

I wonder if they are also using any Streescooters. They were specifically designed for postal applications.

Ocean Railroader

There is a news story in France that the France President is trying to now offer a $5,000 Euro tax credit towards buying a new low emissions car. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-25/french-grassroots-protest-is-macron-s-biggest-challenge-so-far

The trouble is comment has backfired in that this is seen as a gift to the rich who can go buy a electric car.

As of now I still view a 7,500 tax credit to buy a EV with a good range as a gift to the rich in that they are still $50,000 as if 2018.

dan

There are plenty of electric cars cheaper than $50k. All you need to do is put a cap at $40k for the tax credit. Problem solved. We already have income caps in many of the state level incentives.

antrik

A cap doesn’t solve anything — it just means more combustion cars remain on the streets. Excluding those most likely to do the switch, is poor policy to appease dumb people who fail to realise that “the poor” profit from cleaner air just as much as “the rich”, no matter who it is who drives more EVs.

Benedictus

The Netherlands are also working on a new scheme to accelerate the progress. There are talks about a € 6000 purchase incentive. At the moment most incentives are tageted at business buyers and company car drivers. So this would give more people access to a big incentive.

It’s a neccesary step for achieving climate goals to get everybody into an electric car. It’s so much more efficient.

Shane

Woo hoo, I’m rich! Never thought I’d say that as a school teacher. Thanks. Made my day.

notting

The Kangoo with ICE is also a quite popular family car. But the Kangoo Z.E. has less range than the Zoe 41kWh _and_ charges much slower (only 4.6kW here in Germany because they’re to stupid to integrate the 22kW charger).

BTW: Does the Kangoo Z.E. have the same problems with inclines of the roads like the Master Z.E.?

notting

Scott Willy

I live in France. My postman loves his Kangoo. He says, the stopping / starting he does all day is so easy.