Friday, September 7, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI gets a Kangoo ZE

Pope Benedict has a rather diverse car collection, which includes everything from a BMW X5 to a Volkswagen Phaeton, but his latest acquisition is a little more eco-friendly.

Personally presented to his holiness by Renault Chairman Carlos Ghosn, this specially-designed Kangoo Z.E. was jointly created with French coachbuilder Gruau. It features a white exterior with Papal graphics, rear-hinged doors, electrically folding steps and a retractable roof. There's also an upgraded interior that has four individual seats.

Motivation is provided by lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops 60 HP (44 kW). It enables the "ecological" Popemobile to travel up to 170 km (106 miles) on a single charge.

Source: WorldCarFans

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