Renault Trucks adding weight to E-Tech range
New heavy-duty 44-tonne C E-Tech for the construction industry to go on sale next year
RENAULT Trucks are expanding their all-electric range and in 2023 will start selling two new models, including the 44-tonne C E-Tech for the construction industry.
The manufacturer says it is pursuing its commitment to support its customers’ energy transition and its own ambition to provide electric trucks for all applications.
Since 2020, Renault Trucks have been producing a range of all-electric vehicles from 3.1 to 26 tonnes, manufactured in France. From the beginning of 2023, Renault Trucks will start the commercialization of the T E-Tech for regional transport and the Renault Trucks C E-Tech for construction.
These new models in Renault Trucks’ heavy-duty range will be fitted with two or three electric motors, providing a combined power of up to 490kW (equivalent to 666hp), and equipped with an Optidriver gearbox.
The trucks will have two to six lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 180 to 540kWh. The batteries can be fully charged in 9.5h by alternating current (AC) up to 43kW, or in 2.5h by direct current (DC) up to 250kW.
The trucks will be able to travel up to 300km on a single charge and up to 500km with a one-hour intermediate fast charge (250kW).
For easy adaption to any type of bodywork and, consequently, to any type of use, the new trucks can be equipped with three types of power take-off (PTO): electric, electromechanical, or on the gearbox.
The trucks will have a gross vehicle weight of 44 tonnes and be available in 4x2 and 6x2 tractor versions and 4x2, 6x2 and 8x4 tridem rigids.
With a full electric range that now extends from 3.1 to 44 tonnes, and a 360° customer support offering, Renault Trucks say they intend to sell 50% of their vehicles in electric form by 2030.