Renault gears up to launch the E-Tech Trafic transporter
Renault Trucks has announced the imminent launch of the E-Tech Trafic. The all-electric version of the Renault Trafic van model will be available in eight European markets from October/November 2023.
Specifically, these are the home market of France, as well as the UK, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Renault Trucks does not specify whether the light electric commercial vehicle will go on sale in all markets at the same time. The French company has also not yet commented on prices.
Renault presented the Trafic with electric drive about a year ago. The Trafic E-Tech Electric is based on the third generation of the Trafic, which has been on the market since 2014. The electrically powered model will be available in two lengths of 5.08 (L1) or 5.48 metres (L2) and in two heights of 1.97 (H1) or 2.5 (H2) metres.
According to the latest announcement, the Stromer will be available in three panel van versions (L1H1, L2H1, L2H2) and two double cab panel van versions (L1H1 and L2H1). As usual with its light commercial vehicles, Renault emphasises the modular diversity of variants and equipment. The E-Trafic will also be launched as a platform chassis. Depending on the version, the stowage volume is 5.8 to 8.9 cubic metres, and the maximum loading length is up to 4.15 metres in the long L2 version thanks to a through-loading flap recessed in the bulkhead.
The drive system of the electric Trafic combines a 90 kW motor and a 52 kWh battery. This should give the Renault a WLTP range of up to 297 kilometres. The charging power is 7 kW AC (single-phase) or 22 kW AC. The battery can be charged from 15 to 80 per cent in 60 minutes at a fast charging station.
The French manufacturer also states a payload of up to 1.1 tonnes and a towing capacity of up to 920 kilograms. Depending on the version, the stowage volume is 5.8 to 8.9 cubic metres, and the maximum loading length is up to 4.15 metres in the long L2 version thanks to a through-loading flap recessed in the bulkhead.