Renault Trucks has opened its order books for its electric 18-tonne D Wide Z.E. model, the company has announced.
The 18-tonne D Wide Z.E joins existing 16- and 26-tonne versions of the D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E. models in the Renault line-up.
The manufacturer is also offering a wider range of wheelbases and special connectivity for refrigerated bodies.
Equipped with a two-axle chassis for improved manoeuvrability, the 18-tonne D Wide Z.E. is ideal for temperature-controlled distribution, with an optimised payload, according to Renault Trucks.
In addition, Renault Trucks has designed a new system to increase the energy efficiency of all-electric trucks equipped with a refrigerated body.
All Renault Trucks D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E trucks are now available with a fridge-connection option, which supplies the energy required for the refrigeration system directly from the vehicle’s 600V traction batteries.
Finally, for improved manoeuvrability, Renault Trucks has also extended the range of wheelbases available for its D and D Wide Z.E. from 3900mm to 6800mm, optimising load distribution to cover more applications. As well as distribution, Renault Trucks expects strong interest from light construction, building supplies and skip operators.