Renault Trucks broadens its range of all-electric vehicles

French truck builder helping operators to clean up their act

By
Ian Osborne
April 6, 2021
Category:
EV Life

Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric Z.E. range to help its customers speed up their transition to clean transport. The French truck maker will offer a wider choice of batteries for medium-duty electric vehicles. The Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E. can now be specified with 66 kWh battery packs giving an operating range of up to 249 miles (400km).

Building on the 200 kWh and 300 kWh installations available at launch, a range of new battery configurations are now available on the Renault Trucks Range D and D Wide Z.E. models. Based on a new 66 kWh battery pack, the vehicles can now be specified in one of five configurations ranging from 200 kWh to 400 kWh. This offers operators the opportunity to transport more goods further than before.

A Range D Z.E. with six 66 kWh batteries, making a 400 kWh total, will offer operators a range of up to 249 miles (400 km) on a single charge. The new battery options give operators greater flexibility in selecting the most efficient combination of batteries for their needs.

Renault will also offer its Trucks Master Z.E. in a 3.5-tonne version in addition to the 3.1 tonnes GVW previously available. Adding a further 400kg to the Master Z.E. 3.1 tonne model’s already excellent payload of up to one tonne, the Renault Trucks Master Z.E. still offers a real-world operating range of 75 miles (120 km) and can be fully charged in just six hours.

Renault’s 3.1-tonne range consists of two models, van and platform cab, and are available in three different lengths and two heights. The 3.5-tonne van version is already on the market in the same six combinations.

The 3.5-tonne Renault Trucks Master Z.E. all-electric light commercial vehicle will shortly be available with a platform cab and chassis cab. This opens it up to a wider range of utility applications by enabling the fitting of a wide range of equipment such as a tipping trailer or a high-volume body with lifting tailgate.

From 3.1 tones to 26 tonnes gross vehicle weight, all vehicles in the Renault Trucks Z.E. range, with zero tailpipe emissions and quiet electric engine, allow access to inner-city areas even with strict traffic restrictions.

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