An electric-powered van has compelling advantages for entrepreneurs seeking the ideal small business transport. For an innovative solution to reduce your fuel costs and carbon footprint without compromising business efficiency, here are some things you need to know about the Kangoo Z.E. 33.
1. Zero-emissions driving: your Kangoo Z.E. 33 is a commitment to eco-friendly business
Creative and enterprising people starting on the road to their own business are sure to appreciate the value of reduced pollution. It’s a no-brainer. Not least, it’s one of the most visible ways to demonstrate your clean business commitment to potential customers. A business Kangoo Z.E. 33 does what no amount of mission statements or declarations can do: it shows you’re 100% serious.
2. It’s budget-friendly too with ultra-low running costs
With a mileage cost at an average of 3p and a full overnight charge at potentially less than £3 (depending on your domestic tariff *), the reduction in running costs makes an important dent in business overheads. And it doesn’t stop there: reduced service and maintenance costs, zero road tax and zero congestion charge all add up to a business plan that makes sense.
3. It brings your mobile office on the road
Starting a business means working wherever you are. In a Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33 you can adjust the driving seat and steering wheel for optimum personal comfort and keep all your everyday essentials to hand in the armrest storage. The USB port mean your gadgets stay charged; Bluetooth® and DAB radio keep you in touch and entertained. Optional satellite navigation ensures you don’t get lost.
4. The Kangoo Z.E. 33 is smart, versatile and adaptable, like a good business model
For starters – it looks good. Any craftsmen and women seeking to make a business impact will know this matters. The legendary Renault passion for craftsmanship and French design show in the subtle curves that soften the Kangoo Z.E. 33’s boxy roominess. You can customise that good-looking body with glass in the rear doors, add an extra side sliding door or replace the double rear doors with a tailgate. Whatever it takes to make sense of your business needs.
5. Adaptable on the inside as well
Renault understands that every business is unique; you need a personalised storage solution for your Kangoo Z.E. 33. Ready4Work by Sortimo storage solutions are designed specifically for Renault, and therefore need no damaging drilling into the chassis. Mix and match basic, standard and premium blocks for some interior storage solutions tailored to your business – whether you’re dealing with specialist tools, a multiplicity of parcels or fragile nursery plants. Because making the most of your interior space should never compromise passenger safety, the Kangoo Z.E. 33 Crew Van model includes a multi-positional bulkhead**. Sitting behind the rear seats when you’re carrying crew, it automatically slides forward when you fold the seats down for extra space, and protects passengers in the front cabin.
6. It’s a smooth drive all the way
Handling is good in the whole Renault Kangoo range, as you would expect from a Renault Mégane platform. And the city slicker Kangoo Z.E. 33 doesn’t miss out. It’s a pleasure to drive with silent but instant pulling power. Add the sweet simplicity of never having to change gear and you’ve picked the best van for your business that’s also fun to drive.
7. Ease your mind with the Kangoo Z.E. 33 battery hire
Even enthusiastic early adopters of innovative technology feel the need for reassurance; doubly so when they are setting up their own small business: the fewer budgeting uncertainties, the better. The Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. 33 offering lets you buy the vehicle, but lease the battery: a reduced purchase price overall and maximum peace of mind.
8. There’s always a charge point for your Kangoo Z.E. 33 near you
Home is where you recharge, so it makes sense you’d want your Kangoo Z.E. 33 to be able to do the same. If the investment is putting you off, there is help at hand: some government grants can cover up to 75% of the cost, and are available through the UK-wide Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS). Another available scheme is the Workplace Charging Scheme . Finally, there’s also an ever-growing network of 4,000 public charge points across the UK, and, of course, apps are available to help you find the nearest one.
9. Renault innovation for a toasty warm start to the day
It’s the little things that add up to impressive design. You can pre-set the heater of the Kangoo Z.E. 33 to come on while the battery is on charge. You get the double benefit of getting into a toasty warm van on a chilly morning, plus saving the battery for those extra business miles.
10. The Kangoo Z.E. 33 has a happy little hum
This cheerful van hums happily as it goes about its work. It’s a safety feature between 0 and 18 mph, necessary because it makes so little noise that it could cause alarm without some warning of its approach.
*Less than £3 full recharge cost, calculated by (a) overnight electricity charges (Npower Online Price Fix July 2018 rates for payment via monthly direct debit as of May 2017) and (b) a full recharge of the 33kWh battery
**Standard on Maxi Crew Van Cab