At the Renault Trucks’ Blanville-Sur-Orne facility, the home of its distribution electric mobility vehicle manufacturing, the expansion of its all-electric range was announced, with two new heavy duty models, the Renault Trucks T E-Tech for regional transport and the Renault Trucks C E-Tech for the construction industry. Start of sales is expected in 2023.
Renault Trucks is pursuing its commitment to supporting its customers’ energy transition and its ambition to provide electric trucks for all applications. Since 2020, the manufacturer has been producing a range of all-electric vehicles from the 3.1 tonne Master van to the D-Wide 26 tonner, manufactured at the aforementioned northern France plant.
A wide range of electric motors and traction batteries
These new T & C E-TECH models in Renault Trucks’ heavy-duty range will be fitted with two or three electric motors providing a combined power of up to 490 kW (equivalent to 666 hp). They will be also equipped with an Optidriver gearbox.
The Renault Trucks T & C E-Tech will have two to six lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 180 to 540 kWh. The vehicles’ batteries can be fully charged in 9.5 hours by alternating current (AC) up to 43 kW, or in 2.5 hours by direct current (DC) up to 250 kW. These trucks will be able to travel up to 300 km on a single charge and up to 500 km with a one-hour intermediate fast charge (250 kW).
Five axle configuration and three power take-offs for easier bodybuilding
For easy adaption to any type of bodywork and consequently to any type of use, the Renault Trucks T & C E-Tech can be equipped with three types of power take-off (PTO): electric, electromechanical or on the gearbox.
These new electric trucks will have a gross vehicle weight of 44 tonnes and be available in 4×2 and 6×2 tractor versions and 4×2, 6×2 and 8×4 tridem rigids.
The Renault Trucks T & C E-Tech will go on sale in the first quarter of 2023. They will be manufactured at the Renault Trucks plant in Bourg-en-Bresse.
With a full electric range and a 360° customer support offering, Renault Trucks is stepping up its strategy and setting its sights higher: the manufacturer intends to sell 50% of its vehicles in electric form by 2030.