Renault Trucks has announced the opening of pre-orders for the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C, dedicated respectively to regional transport and urban construction. These new 44-tonne electric trucks will be produced at the manufacturer’s factory in Bourg-en-Bresse.
The Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C are now available for pre-order from Renault Trucks subsidiaries in Europe. 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 490 kW.
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.
In order 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, with a total admissible weight of 44 tonnes, can be ordered as 4×2 and 6×2 tractor units, with a sleeper cab and a wheelbase of 3,900 mm. 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 6,700 mm.
For trouble-free operation and optimised performance, Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C come with a full range of services. In particular, 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. Renault Trucks 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.
The Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C are an integral part of a complete ecosystem for the decarbonisation of transport offered by the manufacturer, which consists of customised support for hauliers in their energy transition, from examining and analysing their needs to monitoring implementation and operations. This analysis includes the Range Simulator tool, which enables Renault Trucks experts to analyse the vehicle consumption as closely as possible to its real use – taking into account the GPS route, the weather conditions, the payload and use of auxiliaries.