Renault Trucks unveils ZE range of electric trucks
The new 3.5-26t range developed for city use includes the Renault Master ZE, D ZE and D Wide ZE
Renault Trucks has unveiled its second generation of all-electric vehicles: the Renault Master ZE, Renault Trucks D ZE and Renault Trucks D Wide ZE, a complete range from 3.5 to 26 tonnes suited for use in the city.
The Renault Trucks Master ZE, which will be released in September 2018, is developed for last-mile deliveries. The battery of this all-electric utility vehicle takes six hours to charge. Its loading volume is the same as a conventional diesel Renault Master as the batteries are mounted under the front seats. The Master ZE range comes in six variants (four panel vans and two platform cabs). The trucks are also outfitted with a reversing camera, reversing radar system and wide-view mirror as standard features.
The specially designed 16t version of the Renault Trucks D ZE is suited to urban and controlled temperature deliveries. The Renault Trucks D Wide ZE will come in a 26t version for refuse collection. Both models will be manufactured at the Renault Trucks plant in Blainville-sur-Orne, Normandy, France in the second half of 2019.
A medium-duty Renault Truck ZE vehicle has an operating range of up to 300 km depending on usage and battery configuration. With rapid DC charging, the Renault Trucks D ZE and Renault Trucks D Wide ZE lithium-ion batteries can be fully charged in as little as one to two hours via the 150 kW Combo CCS connector. For overnight AC charging, the time to fully charge a 300-kWh battery is 12 hours. In this case, a three-phase 380V 32A industrial power socket is sufficient.