Renault Trucks unveils its electric trucks range: zero emissions from 3.1 to 26-tonnes (Renault Trucks press release).

Renault Trucks is taking a comprehensive approach to the challenge of electromobility
with the announcement of its second generation range of fully electric trucks. With
models at weights from 3.1 to 26 tonnes Renault Trucks offers a wide range of
solutions for operators providing last mile, urban distribution and refuse collection

“Ten years ago we were pioneers, today we are experts.”

Over the past 10 years Renault has been working with commercial operators in a number of
countries to prove the operational capability and commercial viability of a range of hybrid and
fully electric vehicle technologies. Renault Trucks’ President, Bruno Blin explains, “Ten years
ago we were the pioneers, promoting electric trucks to improve city air quality. Today we can
offer a range of electric vehicles with proven performance and the experts in our network are
ready to help our customers’ transition to electromobility.”
Renault Trucks is the first to offer such a wide choice of electric vehicles to operators, with
the Master ZE to be available in September 2018 and added to next year with 16t D ZE and
26t D Wide ZE models. All offer zero tailpipe emissions of CO2 and other local pollutants,
leaving Bruno Blin to be confident in Renault Trucks’ place in the electromobility market –
“Ten years ago we were pioneers, today we are experts.”
The UK and Irish market for electric vehicles
Nigel Butler, Commercial Director for Renault Trucks in the UK and Ireland, has watched
developments in electromobility with interest, “Our first hands-on experience with electric
vehicles in the UK was during the London Olympics in 2012. We provided a hybrid electric
26t vehicle which delivered Coca-Cola to sites during the Games – it didn’t miss a beat then,
or in a further four years’ operating in the capital. I am delighted that we will be expanding our
range of electric vehicles next year.”
At a time when everyone in the transport sector needs to work to address air quality and
noise challenges as well as reducing global CO2 emissions, availability of the Renault Trucks
ZE range is particularly timely and will enable operators, national and local authorities to
create robust plans to improve the urban air quality environment.
Zero emissions in practice
The latest technological advances have made electric trucks an economically viable
alternative for hauliers, leading Renault Trucks to launch a complete ZE range.
However strict the regulations may be in urban zones, the vehicles in the Renault Trucks ZE
operate seamlessly in compliance. They are the perfect solution to safeguard air quality and
reduce congestion as they allow noise-free out-of-hours deliveries and emit neither local
pollutants nor CO2.
Some prominent names in freight haulage have already opted for electromobility, with two
such companies being XPO Logistics and Suez.

“At XPO, we have led by example as the transport industry becomes increasingly aware of
the need for alternative power”, said Luis Gomez, managing director-transport, XPO Logistics
Europe. “We commend our supplier Renault Trucks for investing in the development of
electric vehicles that offer a practical way to achieve zero emissions*. Renault Trucks is
shaping the future of commercial transport in an evolving regulatory environment.”
Edouard Hénaut, executive director local authorities services at Suez explains. “We are
delighted to see a competitive new industrial solution arrive on the market and to be able to
partner with Renault Trucks. This new electric truck offering will allow Suez to help its
customers reduce their carbon footprint thanks to a zero-emission environmentally-friendly
and silent refuse collection solution.”
Renault Master ZE is available in September 2018
The Renault Master ZE, which will be released in September 2018, is ideal for those last-mile
deliveries and provides access to inner-city areas even those with strict traffic restrictions.
The battery of this all-electric utility vehicle takes six hours to charge.
Its loading volume is the same as a conventional diesel Renault Master as the batteries are
mounted under the front seats. The Master ZE range comes in six variants (four panel vans
and two platform cabs) designed to meet all the requirements of professionals working in
urban environments. Finally, to protect the driver, the load and keep city-dwellers safe, the
Master ZE is fitted with a reversing camera, reversing radar system and wide-view mirror as
standard features.
Renault Trucks Range D and D Wide ZE for urban deliveries and refuse collection
The specially designed 16-tonne version of the Renault Trucks D ZE is ideal for urban and
temperature-controlled deliveries and the Renault Trucks D Wide ZE will come in a 26-tonne
version for efficient refuse collection. Both models will be manufactured at the Renault Trucks
plant in Blainville-sur-Orne, Normandy, France in the second half of 2019.
A medium-duty Renault Trucks ZE vehicle has an operating range of up to 300 km (190 mls)
depending on usage and battery configuration. The battery pack is the most expensive item
when buying an electric truck, but for Renault Trucks, there is no question of compromising
on payload or cost-effectiveness, so different operating ranges will be available tailored to
customers’ exact needs.

Thanks to rapid DC charging, the Renault Trucks D ZE and Renault Trucks D Wide ZE
lithium-ion batteries can be fully charged in as little as one to two hours via the 150 kW
Combo CCS connector. For overnight AC charging, the time to fully charge a 300-kWh
battery is 12 hours. In this case, a three-phase 380V 32A industrial power socket is perfectly
For maximum flexibility in terms of usage and bodywork, the Renault Trucks D ZE and
Renault Trucks D Wide ZE are equipped with a power take-off and a standard mechanical

Notes for Editors: Technical specifications

- Total GVW 3.1t
- 57 kW electric motor
- Maximum torque: 225 Nm
- Maximum speed: 100 km/h

- Energy storage: 33 kWh lithium-ion
- Operating range on NEDC cycle: 200 km
- Real-world operating range: up to 120 km

- Total GVW: 16t Weight: 16.7t.
- Wheelbases: 4,400mm and 5,300 mm
- 185 kW electric motor (130 kW continuous
- Max 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

- 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
- Real-world operating range: up to 200 km)