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Renault Zoe Van revealed, priced from £19,380

Zoe road car-based van has 245-mile range and features opaque rear windows and flat rear load bay...

Renault Zoe Van front action

The Renault Zoe Van will join the firm’s fleet of electric commercial vehicles later this summer, priced from £19,380 without VAT and with the Plug-In Van Grant applied.

The Zoe Van is a lightly modified version of the Zoe road car, with the most notable changes being the addition of opaque rear windows and the removal of the rear seats to form a flat load area.

Renault Zoe Van rear

It is powered by the same 52kWh battery pack and 80kW R110 electric motor as the road car, and has a range rated at 245 miles per charge according to the official WLTP test cycle, including a 50% payload and 75kg driver.

Peak charging from a 50kW DC allows drivers to charge from zero to 80 per cent in 70 minutes, but Renault says a 30-minute charge will give a 90-mile range boost. A 22kW charger - as increasingly found in public charging areas - can fill the battery from empty in three hours.

Renault Zoe load bay

Rear load volume is one cubic metre. The load bay is 1205mm in length and the maximum load width is 1110mm. Maximum payload is 387kg.

Zoe Van is available in two trims, Business and Business+.

Standard equipment includes a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster,  7-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, manual air conditioning, Electric front windows, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, automatic headlamps and wipers, full LED headlamps, 15-inch steel wheels and a USB socket.

Renault Zoe Van side view

Business+ adds kit including a sat-nav, wireless smartphone charging, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Underlining the Zoe Van’s urban capabilities, 0 to 62mph takes 11.4 seconds, and 0-31mph 3.9 seconds. Buyers can opt for rapid charging capability as a cost option.

As with the road car, the Zoe Van gets a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, while its battery has an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty. Servicing is every year or 18,000 miles.

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