New World Range Record for the Renault Kangoo ZE-H2, A Light Duty Electric Vehicle

Kangoo ZE-H2

On September 26th, 2016 in Grenoble, France, Cetup, a zero emission delivery company using the Renault Kangoo ZE-H2, drove 367 km in real urban conditions.

It was with a 22 kWh standard battery charge and with 1.8 kg of hydrogen for the Symbio FCell fuel cell range extender that the Renault electric light-duty vehicle travelled 367 kilometres in 10 hours 36 minutes, at night on a mixed journey of urban and peri-urban areas, with lights and heater turned on. This represented an average speed of 35 km/h, in the real traffic conditions of a large city.

The drivers of the vehicle were Axelle Kirtsch and Tanguy de la Rochette from Cetup, a company that specializes in making deliveries 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The vehicle was part of the Cetup operating fleet of Kangoo ZE-H2s,  which have already racked up  28,000 delivery kilometres. This record was officially testified by Mr. N’Kaoua, bailiff of justice in Grenoble.Kangoo ZE-H2

“This new record demonstrates the relevance of this solution for our business”, says Jean-Pierre Capossele, CEO of Cetup. ” These vehicles provide the same availability and flexibility as classic petrol-based vehicles. Moreover, the total cost of ownership is very close to the diesel version of the original Renault Kangoo, and we reached profitability with the Kangoo ZE-H2, while zero emission, notably in Paris-based operations”».

Fabio Ferrari, founder and General Manager of Symbio FCell said: ” Reaching such impressive performance with a first generation vehicle delivered in January 2015 is remarkable. The new versions of our Kangoo ZE-H2, currently in production, reduce the hydrogen consumption even more. Beyond, a new 700 bar option will get us close to the 500 km range mark “.

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