After a decade of trials in real operating conditions with partner customers, Renault Trucks presents a second generation of 100% electric vehicles: Renault Master Z.E., Renault Trucks D Z.E. and Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E., a complete range from 3.5 t to 26 t for all urban uses.
The Renault Trucks D and Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. will be manufactured at the Blainville-sur-Orne plant and will be marketed in 2019, while the Renault Master Z.E. will be available in 2018.
A pioneer in the field of electromobility, Renault Trucks follows the evolution of cities and markets its second generation of electric trucks. The Renault Trucks Z.E. range, consisting of the Renault Master Z.E., the Renault Trucks D Z.E. and the Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E., ranges from 3.5 t to 26 t and adapts to all urban uses, from the delivery and distribution of goods to the collection of waste.
Renault Trucks has been preparing the transition to electric vehicles for 10 years
For Renault Trucks, electromobility was from the beginning the answer to the problem of air quality and noise pollution in cities, and one of the answers to global CO emissions.2.
For more than a decade, the manufacturer has been testing electric trucks with partner customers to gather critical information on the use, behavior of batteries, charging infrastructures and maintenance of electric trucks.
These tests under real operating conditions have also enabled Renault Trucks partner customers to guide their own customers in understanding this technology. Renault Trucks also bases its expertise on several years of marketing a 100% electric truck, the Maxity Electric.
«Ten years ago, we were the first to set out with the aim of opening the way for the electric truck and thus improving air quality in the city», Explains Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks. «Currently, our range of electric vehicles is performing well and the experts in our network are ready to accompany our customers in the transition to electromobility. Ten years ago we started up, and today we are ready.
"Zero emission" trucks that enter cities without restrictions
As recent technological advances now offer electric trucks the prospect of being financially profitable for transport professionals, Renault Trucks is launching a Z.E. complete.
Whatever the restrictions imposed in urban areas, the vehicles in the Z.E. Renault Trucks will be able to carry out their role without interruption. They are ideal solutions to preserve air quality and reduce congestion, since they allow silent supply at flexible times and do not produce any local pollutant emissions, or CO2.
Renault Trucks Master Z.E., available from September 2018
Available from September 2018, the Renault Master Z.E. it is perfectly adapted to the “last mile” distribution and allows the driver to access all urban areas, even those with traffic restrictions. It takes six hours to fully charge the battery in this 100% electric utility.
The cargo volume is identical to that of a Renault Master diesel, having placed the batteries under the front seats. Available in six versions (four van versions and two platform cab versions), the Master Z.E. it will be able to respond to all the needs of professionals working in urban areas.
Finally, for the sake of the most complete safety of the driver, his cargo and citizens, the Master Z.E. It is equipped as standard with a rear view camera, a reversing radar and a rear view mirror without blind spots.
Renault Trucks D and Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E., for urban distribution and waste collection
The Renault Trucks D Z.E. It will be available in a 16 t version optimized for urban distribution uses and distribution under controlled temperature conditions. As for the D Wide Z.E., it will be available in a 26 t version, optimized for waste collection. These two models will be manufactured at the Blainville-sur-Orne plant in Normandy, starting in the second quarter of 2019.
The autonomy of the medium trucks of the Z.E. Renault Trucks can reach up to 300 km, depending on the use and configuration of the battery. Batteries effectively represent the bulk of the cost of purchasing an electric truck. In order to preserve payload and economic competitiveness, Renault Trucks will propose different range variants in order to adapt as much as possible to use.
In direct current, the lithium-ion batteries in the Renault Trucks D Z.E. and the Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. they can be fully recharged in 1 to 2 hours, using a 150 kW Combo CCS connector. For a night-time recharge with alternating current, you have to allow 12 hours for a 300 kWh battery. In this case, a 380V, 32A 3-phase industrial-grade outlet is sufficient for this load.
In order to adapt to all bodies and all uses, Renault Trucks D Z.E. and Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. They are equipped with a power take-off with a standard mechanical interface.
RENAULT MASTER Z.E.
- Total authorized weight: 3.1 t
- Electric motor with a power of 57 kW
- Maximum torque: 225 Nm
- Maximum speed: 100 km / h
- Energy storage: 33 kWh lithium-ion batteries
- Autonomy in NDEC cycle: 200 km
- Real autonomy: up to 120 km
RENAULT TRUCKS D Z.E.
- Total authorized weight of 16 t
Technical weight of 16.7 t.
- Available wheelbases: 4400 mm and 5300 mm
- Electric motor with a power of 185 kW (continuous power of 130 kW)
- Maximum torque of the electric motor: 425 Nm
- Maximum torque at the rear axle: 16 kNm
- Two-speed transmission
- Energy storage: lithium-ion batteries from 200 to 300 kWh
- Real autonomy: up to 300 km
RENAULT TRUCKS D WIDE Z.E.
- Total authorized weight of 26 tons
Technical weight of 27 t.
- Available wheelbase: 3900 mm
- Two electric motors with a total power of 370 kW (continuous power 260 kW)
- Maximum torque of electric motors: 850 Nm
- Maximum torque at the rear axle: 28 kNm.
- Two-speed transmission
- Energy storage: 200 kWh lithium-ion batteries.
- Real autonomy: up to 200 km.
About Renault Trucks
Heir to more than a century of experience in the French trucking sector, Renault Trucks offers transport professionals a range of vehicles (from 2.8 to 120 t) and services adapted to the distribution, construction and service industries. long distance. Robust, reliable and fuel-controlled Renault Trucks trucks provide higher productivity and lower operating costs. Renault Trucks distributes and maintains its vehicles through a network of more than 1,500 service points around the world. The design and assembly of Renault Trucks trucks, as well as the production of most of the components, are carried out in France.
Renault Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, coaches, buses, construction machines, and industrial and marine engines. The group also offers complete financing and service solutions. The Volvo Group employs around 95,000 people, has production plants in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017, the group's sales amounted to a turnover of 35 billion euros (335 billion Swedish crowns). The Volvo Group is a listed company with its registered office in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Stock Exchange.