Renault Trucks’ E-Tech T and C Series electric trucks can be officially pre-ordered. We’re talking about the brand-new models, unveiled in March 2022 and addressed respectively to regional transport (T) and urban construction (C). These new 44-tonne electric trucks will be manufactured at the Renault Trucks’ factory in Bourg-en-Bresse. Production is set to start by the end of 2023.
The Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C e-trucks are available with two or three electric motors providing a combined power of up to 490 kW. The trucks can be fitted with four to six lithium-ion battery packs with a power output of 390 to 540 kWh. The batteries can be fully recharged by AC up to 43 kW, or by DC up to 250 kW. These trucks will be able to cover up to 300 km on a single charge and up to 500 km with a one-hour intermediate fast charge (250 kW).
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The battery cells and modules will be supplied by Samsung SDI and assembled in Ghent, Belgium, in a Volvo Group plant. Additionally, the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C can be equipped with three types of power take-off (PTO), electric, electromechanical or on the gearbox. The trucks can be ordered as 4×2 and 6×2 tractor units, with a long cab and a wheelbase of 3,900 mm. In the rigid version, they are available in 4×2, 6×2 and 8×4 tridem, short or long cab versions and a choice of eleven wheelbases, ranging from 3,900 to 6,700 mm.
The Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C are an integral part of a complete ecosystem (here’s an interesting interview with François Savoye) for the decarbonisation of transport offered by the manufacturer, which consists of customised support for hauliers in their energy transition, from examining and analysing their needs to monitoring implementation and operations