Renault Trucks is launching two new electric trucks – the T E-Tech and C E-Tech – for delivery in 2023.
The T E-Tech is aimed at regional transport, while the Renault Trucks C E-Tech is designed for the construction industry.
They 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.
Both will go on sale in the first quarter of 2023 and be manufactured at the company’s factory in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
The models will come with an Optidriver gearbox and be fitted with two or three electric motors providing a combined power of up to 490 kW.
They will also have two to six lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 180 to 540 kWh.
The vehicles’ batteries will 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.
Each vehicle 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).
According to Renault, the new models will both be equipped with three types of power take-off – electric, electromechanical or on the gearbox – for easy adaption to any type of bodywork and any type of use.
Since 2020, the manufacturer has been producing a range of all-electric vehicles from 3.1 to 26 tonnes, manufactured in France.
A spokesman for Renault Trucks said, “With a full electric range that now extends from 3.1 to 44 tonnes 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.”