Renault Trucks unveiled today a whole lineup of its next-generation all-electric trucks which should hit the market as soon as next year, according to the company.
The vehicles are aimed at urban applications with capacities between 3.5 to 26 tonnes.
Electric trucks are rapidly coming to take market share of city transport services.
Volvo already announced that it is bringing electric trucks to the road this year, Daimler is already delivering all-electric trucks in Europe and in the US, and of course, Tesla’s highly publicized semi truck program is progressing.
Renault Trucks, which is not to be confused with Renault, the maker of the Zoe electric car and part of the Renault-Nissan alliance, is also entering the space in a big way.
Even though Renault Trucks and Renault share a name and logo, Renault Trucks is actually owned by the Volvo Group, which has its own electric truck programs, but it will help Renault Trucks with its electrification effort.
Today, they unveiled their latest lineup of all-electric trucks:
RENAULT MASTER Z.E.
- Total GVW 3.1t
- 57 kW electric motor
- Maximum torque: 225 Nm
- Maximum speed: 100 km/h
- Energy storage: 33 kWh lithium-ion batteries
- Operating range on NEDC cycle: 200 km
- Real-world operating range: up to 120 km
RENAULT TRUCKS D Z.E.
- Total GVW: 16t Weight: 16.7t.
- Available wheelbases: 4,400 mm and 5,300 mm
- 185 kW electric motor (130 kW continuous output)
- Maximum torque of the electric motor: 425 Nm.
- Maximum torque rear axle: 16 kNm
- Two-speed gear box
- Energy storage: lithium-ion batteries totalling 200 to 300 kWh
- Real-world operating range: up to 300 km
RENAULT TRUCKS D WIDE Z.E.
- GVW: 26 t Weight: 27 t.
- Available wheelbase: 3,900 mm
- Two electric motors with a total rating of 370 kW (260 kW continuous output)
- Maximum torque of electric motors: 850 Nm
- Maximum torque rear axle: 28 kNm.
- Two-speed gear box
- Energy storage: lithium-ion batteries, 200 kWh.
- Real-world operating range: up to 200 km
Earlier this year, Renault Trucks confirmed that it is building a dedicated assembly line for all-electric trucks at its Blainville-sur-Orne plant in Normandy, France.
The first electric trucks are expected to hit the road next year.