From 650kg – 44 tonnes: Renault Trucks showcases full range at Road Transport Expo 2023

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Renault Trucks has announced that the full depth and breadth of its offering, including the latest electric E-Tech vehicles and its most fuel-efficient diesel range yet, will be on show at the Road Transport Expo (28-30 June, NAEC Stoneleigh). From 650kg to 44 tonne, Renault Trucks will present its extensive vehicle line-up at this year’s Expo, as well as its strategic commitment to decarbonising transport through cutting-edge technology and pioneering innovations aligned with the industry’s critical sustainability goals.

Outside, on Stand B25, Renault Trucks is showcasing the T and T High Turbo Compound, a C 8×4 tridem tipper and, from Renault Trucks’ LCV range, a Trafic Red EDITION Chiller and Red EXCLUSIVE Roadtrip, as well as vehicles from Used Trucks by Renault Trucks.

Inside Hall 2, on Stand G53, the manufacturer’s E-Tech line-up includes an D18T skip loader, a D26T LEC refuse collection vehicle, a Master 52kwh dropside, and Concept Kleuster Cargo Bike.

In addition, two Renault Trucks vehicles will be available for supervised demonstrator drives around the Ride & Drive circuit: a T480 6×2 Turbo Compound with trailer, and a fully electric 16 tonne E-Tech D with SB Components box body.

Furthermore, customer vehicles and other specialist vehicles from the Renault Trucks range will be on display on stands around the Road Transport Expo event.

Leading the charge to electric: Stand G53

Spearheading the move to electric mobility, Renault Trucks will be displaying the full scope of its electric range and the comprehensive applications already available:

• The first of the line-up is an 18 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide equipped with with Harsh HS14T 4×2 skip loader equipment that has the capacity to complete a full day’s work on a single charge. An ultra-quiet 100% electric vehicle powered by 265 kWh E-Tech traction batteries with four battery packs of 66kW, providing a maximum torque of 286Nm continuous and 530Nm peak.

• Also on display is a 26 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide equipped with CP Davidson Titan refuse body. Powered by four lithium-ion batteries, its two AC synchronous electric machines provide power for the vehicle and recovering regenerative energy with permanent magnet technology delivering maximum power of 370 kW peak, continuous power of 260 kW and maximum torque of 850Nm.

• Visitors can also see a 3.5 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech Master 52kWh Dropside with tail lift, a zero-emission, low noise vehicle that can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in 1.5 hours using a 22kW charger, and offers a range of up to 200km*, suitable for use without restrictions in towns and cities with Low-Emission Zones (LEZ).

• And for the “last-mile”, a 650kg Concept Kleuster Freegônes Cargo Bike is on show, which is assembled by Renault Trucks and distributed through its European network. It is the only bike on the market that offers 5 modules (dry box, refrigerated box, food service, flat bin and refuse skip) and has an unmatched carrying capacity of 350kg payload and 2m3 of useful volume. This modularity makes the Kleuster Cargo Bike ideal for a variety of uses, from collecting or delivering packages or groceries, courier services, waste collection, green space maintenance, and the food sector.

View the Renault Trucks range with new generation engines: Stand B25

For the first time at the Expo, visitors can see the Renault Trucks T High Turbo Compound and the T Turbo Compound, designed to meet the challenge of reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Equipped with new DE13 engines, the vehicles feature advanced technologies, such as Turbo Compound, combined with dedicated services, can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%.

Turbo Compound provides significant fuel savings without compromising manoeuvrability or commercial speed and allows higher levels of torque to be achieved at lower engine speeds. On the motorway, under cruise control, and when driving uphill, a constant speed can be maintained without the need to downshift.  The T Turbo Compound will also be available to drive at the Expo’s Ride and Drive event.

Additionally, visitors can view a C460 8×4 Tridem equipped with PPG tipping body. The Renault Trucks C tridem, with factory-fitted extra axle adaption, delivers enhanced manoeuvrability as well as good traction and, with its three-axle bogie, offers a shorter wheelbase for improved turning circle compared to a conventional 8×4, and access to sites not usually accessible by an 8 wheeler.

Renault Trucks is also proud to display brick and block haulage specialists Construct IT’s striking Renault Trucks T480 6×2 grabloader, with 13 litre DTI engine.

View the expanded Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) range: Stand B25

Two of the new Trafic range specifications will be on view for the first time; the Trafic Red EDITION CHILLER and the Trafic Red EXCLUSIVE Roadtrip, with all the new variants benefiting from Renault Trucks’ 35-year experience in the conversion marketplace, its century-long expertise in HGVs as well as the density of its distribution and repair dealer network.

The Renault Trucks Trafic Red EDITION CHILLER is based on the high-specification Trafic Red EDITION Platform Cab and has been converted by Gray and Adams Limited. It is fitted with a refrigerated chiller box body and is also available as a freezer or dual compartment and provides a larger space than a standard refrigerated van, together with a typical 720 to 850kgs payload, whilst still offering nearside access via a single door as well as twin doors to the rear.

Developed in conjunction with approved converter, Sussex Campervans Limited, and based on the Trafic Red EXCLUSIVE, the Renault Trucks Trafic Red EXCLUSIVE Roadtrip with L2 wheelbase and H1 single cab, comes in metallic comet grey with red and silver accents and offers an exceptionally high-level camper van and holiday experience. The new Red EXCLUSIVE Roadtrip can be specified to suit all tastes and requirements and includes swivelling front seats, rear toilet system, integrated full induction cooker, on-board electric system, 50-litre fridge freezer, maximum roof size solar panel, rear-mounted bike carrier and low-profile side awning as standard.

Discover the groundbreaking EV Discovery Programme: Stand G54

Additionally, on stand G54 visitors can talk to Vertellus about its EV Discovery Programme, in partnership with Renault Trucks and Zenobē, which offers an entirely new way for operators to trial electric trucks affordably. The turnkey contract hire solution delivers a ready-to-work electric vehicle on a three month term, with a DC Zenobē charger installed at the operator’s site. Two of the contract hire company’s fleet of 30 Renault Trucks E-Tech Ds, which are available with box, curtainsider and fridge bodies, will be on display.

Alex Williams, Head of Brand and Communications at Renault Trucks UK and Ireland, says: “We are thrilled to return to Road Transport Expo for its second year and to unveil the breadth and depth of Renault Trucks’ capability, giving operators a first look at some exciting new vehicles and services. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand where our knowledgeable team of experts will be available to offer comprehensive details and guidance on our vehicles and transport solutions, including the journey towards net-zero emissions and decarbonisation of the transport industry.”