Renault Trucks has announced the opening of pre-orders for the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C. These 44-tonne electric trucks are aimed respectively to regional transport and urban construction.
Hauliers wishing to purchase an electric vehicle from the heavy-duty range can already reserve the first manufacturing slots. Production of the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C is due to start at the end of 2023 in Bourg-en-Bresse.
To meet the multiple requirements of regional transport and urban construction activities, the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C can be ordered with two or three electric motors providing a combined power of up to 490kW.
A wide choice of traction batteries is available, as Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C can be fitted with four to six lithium-ion battery packs with a power output of 390 to 540 kWh.
The batteries can be fully recharged up to 43 kW by AC, or up to 250 kW by DC. These trucks will be able to cover up to 300 km on a single charge and up to 500 km with a one-hour intermediate fast charge (250 kW).
The battery cells and modules will be supplied by Samsung SDI and assembled in Ghent, Belgium, at a plant of the Volvo Group, to which Renault Trucks belongs.
To easily adapt to any type of bodywork and consequently to any type of use, the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C can be equipped with three types of power take-off (PTO), electric, electromechanical or on the gearbox.
The Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C can be ordered as 4×2 and 6×2 tractor units, with a sleeper cab and a wheelbase of 3,900mm. In the rigid version, they are available in 4×2, 6×2 and 8×4 tridem, day or sleeper cab versions and a choice of eleven wheelbases, ranging from 3,900 to 6,700mm.
In addition, the E-Tech T and C come with a full range of services. They can benefit from the Start & Drive Predict predictive maintenance contract, which monitors the condition of the batteries and wear components, prevents unexpected vehicle downtime and allows maintenance operations to be grouped and optimised. The E-Tech T and C are compatible with Optifleet, a fleet management software package that enables operators to monitor the charge levels of batteries in real time to optimise energy consumption.