Renault Kangoo E-Tech Review 2024

Renault Kangoo E-Tech At A Glance


+Good to drive, stylish, competitive range and pricing

-Limited choice of versions, only one battery option, limited payload

Renault was a trailblazer with the original Renault Kangoo ZE back in 2017, but the latest model was long overdue when it arrived, with key rivals having caught up with and then surpassed the French manufacturer’s offering. The latest model is a big improvement but is it good enough? Read our Renault Kangoo E-Tech full review to find out.

In terms of its appearance, the Renault Kangoo E-Tech certainly scores well. It’s a little smaller than key rivals such as the Citroen e-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner and Vauxhall Combo Electric, but it’s smart, stylish and functional, with bold C-shaped headlamps and a lower and wider stance than previous variants of the French manufacturer’s small van.

It also has a much more refined and technologically advanced cabin, with a car like feel and comfortable seats.

Sadly, though, UK versions of the Renault Kangoo E-Tech aren’t as advanced as their European equivalent models. In left-hand-drive markets, the Renault Kangoo in all its forms has a clever swivelling bulkhead with a load-through option, but this isn’t offered on right-hand-drive models.

The rival Stellantis vans from Peugeot, Vauxhall, Citroen and Fiat have more load functionality and are bigger, as well as having a longer-range battery option, so if you need the extra functionality then the Renault Kangoo E-Tech might not be the best choice for you.

That said, it’s a great value van that’s good to drive and if it works for you then it may well still be a good choice.

There are two trims available – Start and Advance and there are two load lengths, including a crew cab option on the longer model. Of the two, the bigger van has the higher payload due to a heavier duty rear axle meaning it’ll take a 764kg payload, compared with 608kg for the shorter van. Both are below the 803kg payload of the Stellantis models.

Only one battery/power source combo is on offer – A 45kWh lithium-ion battery with a range of up to 186 miles. The power unit is a 90kW electric motor with 81bhp, or just 60bhp in eco mode.

The standard warranty, meanwhile, is three years or 100,000 miles, with the battery warranted up to eight years and the same mileage.

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