Renault Celebrates 10,000th Kangoo Z.E. Registration

SEP 13 2013 BY MARK KANE 3

Updated Kangoo Z.E.

Updated Kangoo Z.E.

Today, Renault announced the registration of Kangoo Z.E. number 10,000.

The French electric, based on the ICE Kangoo, has been on the market from late 2011, so on average Renault has been selling a few hundred every month (Kangoo Z.E. is now available in approximately 20 European countries).

According to Renault, almost 10% of all Kangoo sales are Kangoo Z.E.

“Kangoo Z.E. is Europe’s best-selling small electric van and accounts for almost 10 percent of Kangoo van sales. It is also the best-selling electric vehicle in France where it has won over some 6,000 business customers.”

“Since its launch at the end of 2011, Kangoo Z.E. has been acclaimed repeatedly by the media and secured International Van of The Year award in 2012. Its customers are also very positive, since 95 percent of them say they are satisfied with the van and praise its driving comfort, absence of noise and loading capacity.”

The 10,000th vehicle was bought by Deutsche Bahn:

“Béatrice Foucher, Manager of Renault’s Electric Vehicle programme, Uwe Hochgeshurtz, Corporate Sales Manager, and Achim Schaible, Director of Renault Germany, officially handed the keys to the 10,000th Kangoo Z.E. to Deutsche Bahn’s Purchasing and Technical Director Gerhard Dech on September 10 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The vehicle will be used by German Railways’ maintenance division.”

In June of this year, the Kangoo Z.E. was restyled “with a new front end and the incorporation of new features like the connected R-Link multimedia tablet“.

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“10% of all Kangoo sales are Kangoo Z.E.” That is a rather unthought of and pleasent surprise! I thought that 10,000 sales in over 2 years for an EV in Europe seemed a bit anemic, but in the broad view it is doing well. 1 in every 10 Kangoo is a Z.E, that’s a fairly uplifting thought.

Yup, sales of everything have been pretty anemic in Europe due to the deep recession. It threw a damper into European EV plans, but it’s not because EVs per se are not gaining on ICE vehicles.

One of our first cars was a 99 diesel Kangoo, colored shocking turquoise…. Unfortunately it was stolen from our home after a few months, and we got a Peugeot microvan instead, b/c it was a better vehicle at the time. Anyway those are cute vehicles, far more efficient than the US-market SUVs but able to perform a similar function – and perfect for electrification.