Best Green Van
Best Green Van: Renault Kangoo Van Maxi Z.E LL 21 i-Maxi Z.E 44kW Auto
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Best green van

RENAULT adds Best Green Van to its other awards for the all-electric Kangoo Van in the 2017 Business Van of the Year Awards.

But, how did the Kangoo Z.E LL 21 i-Maxi Z.E 44kW Auto version of this Citroen Dispatch rival, manage to topple last year’s winner – the Vauxhall Vivaro?

The Renault Kangoo ZE Maxi LL21 44kW is a great choice for environmentally-aware SMEs, because this Renault makes going electric, easy and affordable.

Best Green Van – The Contenders:

  • Renault Kangoo Van Maxi Z.E LL 21 i-Maxi Z.E 44kW Auto
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Panel 2900 1.6CDTi BiTurbo 125PS L1H1 Sportive Start/Stop ecoFLEX Euro 6
  • Citroen Dispatch M New 1.6 BlueHDi 95 1000 Enterprise

Last year’s winner was Vauxhall Vivaro 2700 Panel Van

Firstly, if you like the idea of an electric van, but don’t want it to stand out against conventionally-powered commercials, you’ll like the look of the Kangoo Z.E Maxi – as it is just like the standard van.

It has an impressive GVW of 2,060kg and includes all of the features and equipment that any van driver would demand.

With the improved batteries, the range jumps to 168 miles – making the Kangoo more useful to more businesses in the UK.

On top of that, it costs pence to run, plus the lack of engine oil, fewer filters, no belts or clutch to replace, is sure to result in lower running costs.

What the judges said:

Renault Kangoo ZE Maxi LL21 44kW

  • Gross vehicle weight: 2,060kg
  • Payload: 575kg
  • Load volume: 4 cu m
  • Fuel economy/range: 168miles
  • CO2 emissions: 0g/km
  • Price (ex-VAT): £26,153

“The Kangoo Z.E is becoming more commonplace on our roads, and the introduction of the larger battery packs will make its presence grow even further.

“A worthy winner!

“It is a clear winner in the green stakes with its zero emissions and zero mpg.

“Second goes to the Citroen Dispatch with lower emissions, Euro 6 engines and lightweight construction, without impacting payload.”

  • The Business Van of the Year Awards 2017 are supported by Vanarama.
Best Green Van
Mark Dickens of Renault receives the Kangoo ZE’s award from Jon Gilbert, left, of sponsor Vanarama and Paul Hollick of TMC, chairman of judges

 

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