Renault Kangoo Z.E. van running costs

The Renault Kangoo Z.E. is competitively priced compared to rival electric vans

Prices including VAT start at around £24,500 for the standard van, while the Maxi is about £2,000 extra, and the Crew van is another £1,000 on top of that.

As with all other electric light commercial vehicles (CVs), the Kangoo Maxi Z.E. qualifies for an £8,000 government grant. As a result, the Kangoo Z.E. with battery rental is a cheaper option in the van class.

Company-car tax is also cheaper than for an equivalent diesel van. There’s a flat rate to pay for electric LCVs, and for the Kangoo Z.E. that means an annual tax rate that’s around £2,000 less than you’d pay for the cheapest diesel Kangoo van.

In addition, there are savings to be had in other areas, with nothing to pay for road tax (it’s £250 for a regular LCV), while all-electric drive means exemption from the London Congestion Charge and ULEZ charges, as well as other planned low emissions zones across the country.

Renault Kangoo Z.E. insurance group

The Kangoo Z.E. falls into similar insurance groups to its rivals, ranging from Groups 30-33.

Warranty

Until the end of January 2018, all Renaults came with a four-year/100,000-mile warranty. However, as most buyers on finance take out three-year deals, Renault revised its warranty cover to reflect this, so now it’s a three-year/100,000-mile warranty on all models, including the Kangoo Z.E.

In addition there’s a five-year/100,000-mile warranty on the battery and four years/100,000 miles of cover for the rest of the electric drive system. In comparison, the Nissan e-NV200 has a five-year/60,000-mile warranty for the car as a whole and an eight-year warranty for the battery.

Servicing

Renault offers variable servicing deals on the Kangoo Z.E. that are dependent on the kind of miles you do in a year and the battery contract you take out when purchasing.

Road tax

All Kangoo Z.E.s are road-tax-exempt. If you buy a Maxi Crew Cab version as a private vehicle, then the list price is nudging £34,000, but that’s still £6,000 short of the £40,000 threshold for the £310 road-tax supplement.

Depreciation

While the Kangoo Z.E. is a top-selling electric vehicle, it’s still going to suffer from severe depreciation due to its limited appeal with secondhand buyers. Used examples that are three years old are offered for around a third of the list price of a new van.