Renault Trucks launches new zero-emissions range

Renault has announced its second generation range of fully electric trucks. The models weigh from 3.1 to 26 tonnes and aim to offer a wide range of solutions for operators.

The first truck to hit the market will be the Master ZE, available in September of this year. Renault claims that it is ideal for last-minute deliveries, providing access to inner-city areas, even those with strict traffic restrictions.

The battery takes six hours to charge and, as its batteries are mounted under the front seats, its loading volume will be the same as the conventional diesel Renault Master.

It will come in six variants (four panel vans and two platform cabs) and hopes to meet all the requirements of professionals working in urban environments.

The Master ZE will be added to next year with the 16-tonne D ZE and 26-tonne D Wide ZE. The former is said to be ideal for urban and temperature-controlled deliveries, while the latter will be for efficient refuse collection. Both trucks’ lithium-ion batteries can be fully charged in as little as one to two hours via the 150 kW Combo CCS connector.

Renault Trucks’ President, Bruno Blin, comments: “Ten years ago we were the pioneers, promoting electric trucks to improve city air quality.

“Today we can offer a range of electric vehicles with proven performance and the experts in our network are ready to help our customers transition to electromobility.”

Michael Dalton
Michael Dalton
Michael graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences, and is a former contributor to The Truck Expert.

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