Renault Kangoo ZE EV charging
The EV perfect for light commercial use
Introduced to Australia and NZ in 2017, this was the first new electric commercial vehicle to be officially sold in both countries. With a 33 kWh battery the Kangoo gives small businesses the opportunity to take advantage of the electric vehicle revolution, reduce operating costs and eliminate transport emissions for round-town deliveries.
Powered by an 66-kilowatt AC synchronous motor functioning on energy stored in a lithium-ion battery pack, the Kangoo boasts approximately 3 m3 load volume and 180km real world driving range.
AC & DC
With great performance and double sliding doors the Kangoo ZE is setup be the perfect light commercial vehicle, perfect for creatives and tradies alike.
The Kangoo is equipped with a single Type 2 Mennekes charger port. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what will typically be used at home and at destination chargers. Note, Renault doesn't supply the car with an EVSE or wall charger, only a charge cable.
Plug Standard: Type 2 / Mennekes
Maximum AC charge rate: up to 7.6kw
Average time to recharge a Kangoo is:
Dealer supplied charger - not supplied
3.3kw Charger is 6-7 hours
7.6kw Charger is up to 3-4 hours
How to charge your Renault Kangoo ZE in public and at home
As EV drivers ourselves, we know that having an easy and efficient charging experience is vital to optimal EV performance.
We have a number of great charging options for both home and at the office, including:
Myenergi Zappi - our most popular EV charger, the Zappi takes your self-generated solar power and directs it to your EV, rather than the grid. Not only does this mean your EV is driving on free sunshine, but that you're not losing precious power to the grid for a small feed-in tariff.
ChargeAmps HALO - stylish and sleek, this Swedish-designed wall charging unit has integrated smart software, a tethered charging cable and is made from durable, recycled aluminium.
How to charge your Renault Kangoo ZE from a public J1772 Type 1 electric car charger
This cable will charge your Hyundai Ioniq up to 7kw / give you 40 kms per hour of charge.
For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 electric car chargers have been the norm for Australia and New Zealand. The issue for new car owners is there are many charging stations which use the J1772 Type 1 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of.
The answer is this incredibly useful J1772 to Tesla (Mennekes) adapter cable. This allows you to connect to J1772 Type 1 charging station; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 7.6kw or 30-40 kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations available in your area!
How to charge your Renault Kangoo ZE from a public Type 2 Mennekes charging station
The Type 2 to type 1 cable will charge your Renault Kangoo ZE up to 3.3kw or 20 km for every hour of charge, an essential cable for every Type 1 or J1772 vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charge points.
There is a trend for public electric car charge points to be universal or socketed; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanently cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo. They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.