Renault's PRO+ light commercial vehicle sub-brand (a rival to Fiat Professional) has launched a Zoe EV van variant.

Based on the passenger car, and retaining a five-door body shell, the new LCV has the same 245 mile WLTP range as the car version.

A 80kW electric motor is powered by a  52kWh battery.

The Zoe EV van joins Renault's expanding range of electric CVs alongside the Kangoo and Master Z.E. variants.

UK buyers are offered a choice of Business and Business+ trim levels like other Renault PRO+ commercial vehicles, and including a rapid charging option for both versions.

The R110 electric motor delivers acceleration of zero to 62mph (100km/h) in 11.4 seconds while the zero to 31mph sprint takes 3.9 seconds.

50kW DC charging is an option with both trim levels, allowing a recharge from zero to 80% in an hour and 10 minutes. A 30 minute charge should gove a 90 mile boost.

The charging inlet is behind the Renault badge on the front of the vehicle with the automaker's propritery Chameleon charger adapting to the power source to set the most time and energy efficient charge for the vehicle.

This also, Renault said, gives drivers the flexibility to use a range of chargers available publicly.

The Zoe EV comes standard with a type-2 charging cable which gives a 100% recharge in three hours using a 22kW public charger.

Business+ models can be optioned with a technology pack adding the Easy Link touchscreen infotainment system, front and rear parking sensors and a rear view camera.

The winter pack adds heated seats and steering wheel.

All models have a 10 inch TFT instrument cluster plus central seven inch Easy Link touchscreen display for infotainment and car settings.

Business+ versions include sat nav alongside standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for all Zoe Van models while wireless phone charging, Bluetooth connectivity and USB plugs are also standard range wide.

Alternatively, Business+ specification can be enhanced by a 9.3-inch Easy Link infotainment system.

The van is effectively the standard Zoe passenger model minus rear seats and has a completely flat load floor and mesh bulkhead behind the front seats.

The rear doors remain functional, enabling access via the side of the vehicle but the rear side windows are disabled and covered in opaque film.

The solid lower section of bulkhead extends around where the edge of the rear seats would ordinarily be, preventing items falling out when the rear doors are opened without impeding the usable load space.

Access via the tailgate is aided by a level boot floor and minimal loading lip. The existing parcel shelf remains to aid security but can be removed to make room for bulkier items. There is also load area cover.

A Thatcham approved Category 1 alarm is standard.

Total load volume is one cubic metre and the load bay is 1,205mm long and 1,110mm wide.

The ability to make use of the side doors for ease of access boosts flexibility for awkwardly shaped or smaller items.

Maximum payload is 387kg (Business) and there are four anchorage points on the floor.

A five year, 100,000 mile warranty is included and the battery has a separate eight year, 100,000 mile warranty.

Service intervals are every 12 months or 18,000 miles.