Currently reading: Renault Zoe van revealed as practical small EV with 245-mile range
Light modifications to the Zoe road car include a flat floor for easy loading; exterior looks largely unchanged
Jim Holder
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2 mins read
17 July 2020

The Renault Zoe Van will join the firm’s fleet of electric commercial vehicles later this year.

Created by applying modest modifications to the Zoe road car – most notably opaque rear windows and the removal of the rear seats to form a flat load area – the Zoe Van will be powered by the same 52kWh battery pack and 107bhp R110 electric motor. Its range is rated at 245 miles per charge under the WLTP test cycle, allowing for a 50% payload and 75kg driver.

Peak charging via a 50kW DC outlet allows drivers to charge from zero to 80% in 70 minutes and a 30-minute charge is enough for a 90-mile range boost. A 22kW charger can fill the battery from empty in three hours.

Load volume is rated at one cubic metre. The load bay is 1205mm long and maximum load width is 1110mm. Maximum payload is rated at up to 387kg.

The Zoe Van is available in two trims: Business and Business+. Buyers of either can opt for rapid charging capability.

Standard equipment includes a 10.0in TFT instrument cluster, 7.0in infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, manual air conditioning, electric front windows, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, automatic headlights and wipers, full-LED headlights, 15in steel wheels and a USB socket.

Business+ adds more 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 16in alloy wheels.

Underlining the Zoe Van’s urban capabilities, 0-62mph takes 11.4sec, and 0-31mph 3.9sec.

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.

Prices without VAT but with the plug-in van grant start at £19,380 and rise to £20,995, highlighting the business savings over the Zoe road car, which starts from £28,795 with VAT and prior to the application of the electric vehicle grant.

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dipole 24 October 2020

The zoe has a very square

The zoe has a very square space with the rear seats folded down so this will be even better in that respect and for service agents it would be a very pleasant vehicle to spend your working day.  

A Twingo van with the same simple conversion would be near as good but it won't reach the British Isles.

si73 19 July 2020

I don't get the negativity on

I don't get the negativity on this, there are and always have been loads of supermini vans, ok most are based on three door versions, but I don't see how that makes this useless. Add in the low running costs if you drive regularly within city limits then it's surely a great idea.
lambo58 19 July 2020

Great Idea for small

Great Idea for small businesses with an eye on day to day running costs particularly in London where the stresses on a normal ICE van in stop and go running are heavy and less so on an electric vehicle with far fewer moving parts. Less polution, quieter and in London no congestion charge makes for a good recipe. My local Chinese takeaway delivers on mopeds and light vans and the stink they leave in the air from polution when they leave my drive would be greatly appreciated if they didnt polute. Excellent. look forward to more in the next few months and years

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