Council in Lambeth, a borough in south London, has taken delivery of six Kangoo E-Tech vans, Renault said. The new zero-emission vans are the first purchased by the Council and complement a fully electric Renault Zoe E-Tech car already in the fleet.
Lambeth, which is one of the most polluted areas in London, wants to become a carbon neutral borough by 2030. The Council also aims to electrify 30% of its landscape division’s fleet as part of action on air quality over five years. Plan.
The new Kangoo E-Tech vans that have just arrived will be used by staff in the landscape division for daily visits to council work on Lambeth’s 10.36 square miles. The existing Renault Zoe car is used by the department’s tree inspector.
Lambeth Council has also installed 13 new 7kW chargers at its five maintenance depots in the borough. Using the wallboxes will recharge the Renault Kangoo E-Tech to 100% in six hours, according to the manufacturer. Renault claims a potential range of up to 143 miles (WLTP) for the van.
All Kangoo E-Tech vans were supplied in Business trim, which includes standard features such as power exterior mirrors and front windows, ABS with electronic brake force distribution and USB connectivity, among others. .
Robert Presnall, Lambeth Landscapes Transportation Manager, said: “For anything under 3.5t we now only consider electrified vehicles. Regarding the lower running costs, he added that it was “actually very difficult to justify a diesel or gasoline van of similar size”.
The Kangoo E-Tech costs from £ 23,000 excluding VAT after the Van Grant Plug-in. The offer is part of the Renault Pro + range, which includes the Renault Master E-Tech and the Zoe Van E-Tech, which combines the equipment and the 245 km range of the passenger car version with a payload of 457 kg in Business version.