Renault has taken the wraps off the first all-electric van, the Kangoo Van ZE (Zero Emission).
It will go on sale in the UK for £16,990 excluding VAT. The £5,000 incentive for electric cars is not currently available on light commercial vehicles.
The electric motor has a power output of 59bhp and maximum torque of 167lb ft.
The batteries are located in the centre of the vehicle under the floor and a standard charge via a 220v 16a socket takes between six and eight hours.
Functions, such as pre-heating and pre-cooling during recharging, have been integrated to maximise vehicle range.
It can already be pre-ordered, but the ownership of the vehicle is separate to that of the battery.
Customers will be able to purchase or rent the van and take out a subscription for the battery. In the UK, this will cost from £59 per month excluding VAT, based on four years, 9,000 miles per year.
The Kangoo Van ZE has a range of 100 miles on the NEDC combined cycle and can be monitored by the driver through what Renault calls an MMI (man machine interface).
This is a display that informs the driver of the remaining battery charge and operational range.
It has a gauge showing the remaining battery charge, and an econometer showing real-time and average energy consumption.