Renault has released more details on the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech Electric, which will go on sale in Europe in spring 2022. Like its predecessor, the compact van will be offered in two length variants that offer the same storage volume and payload as their conventionally powered counterparts.
The French manufacturer unveiled the new Kangoo Rapid in the spring. While the revised van is already on the market as a combustion engine model, the fully electric variant will go on sale in the spring of 2022.
In terms of charging power, Renault says that the e-transporter charges at 11 kW AC as standard, with optional 22 kW AC charging and 75 kW DC fast charging also available. The battery is said to be able to recharge for 150 kilometres in 30 minutes at a fast charging point with the appropriate power. At an 11 kW AC charging point, Renault says it takes 4:30 hours to fully charge, and just under seven hours at 7.4 kW. Renault does not provide any information on the duration of 22 kW charging.
To that end, the French are emphasizing the introduction of six driving programs, including an Eco mode for range optimization that limits power output. In the spring, the automaker specified that power would be throttled to 55 kW in Eco mode. Whether that's still current is not clear from the current announcement. Another driving program ("B mode") enables single-pedal driving, in which one pedal can be used to both accelerate and actively brake via strong recuperation.
Like its predecessor, the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech will again go on sale in two lengths. The standard version offers 3.3 and 3.9 cubic metres of load space and a payload of 540 to 740 kilograms. The long version is expected to achieve between 4.2 and 4.9 cubic metres of load space. The payload is up to 600 kilograms for the standard version and up to 800 kilograms for the long version. Renault puts the towing capacity at 1,500 kilograms.