Renault Trucks expanding its electric truck range

Renault Trucks is further developing its range of electric vehicles to meet the wide variety of urban applications, including an 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. which joins the 16 and 26 tonne Renault Trucks D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E. models.
Renault Trucks expanding its electric truck range
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Serial production of the 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. is starting at Renault Trucks’ Blainville-sur-Orne plant (Calvados), where the D Z.E. and the D Wide Z.E. have been manufactured since 2020. The 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. is equipped with two-axle chassis for improved manoeuvrability and is ideal for temperature-controlled distribution, with an optimised payload.

In addition, Renault Trucks has designed a new system to increase the energy efficiency of all-electric trucks equipped with a refrigerated body.

All Renault Trucks D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E trucks are now available with a fridge-connection option, which supplies the energy required for the refrigeration system directly from the vehicle's 600 V traction batteries. The company has also extended the range of wheelbases available for its D and D Wide Z.E. from 3900 mm to 6800 mm, optimising load distribution to cover more applications.  As well as distribution, Renault Trucks expects strong interest from light construction, building supplies and skip operators keen to offer the best possible service to their urban customers.

As part of its commitment to sustainable transport, Renault Trucks has aimed to offer the widest all-electric range on the market since 2020. The trucks neither CO2 nor NOx (nitrogen oxide) when in use, which means that they can operate regardless of the restrictions put in place by local authorities, even during peak pollution periods. As they are silent, the Renault Trucks Z.E. range can be used in city centres at night without disturbing the sleep of local residents.

The 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. is available to order now.

Technical specifications:

Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E.

GVWR of 18 tonnes or 26 tonnes., each +1 tonne dispensation

Available wheelbases: 3,900mm, 4,100mm, 4,300mm, 4,500mm, 4,750mm, 5,250mm, 5,000mm, 5,250mm, 5,500mm, 5,800mm, 6,100mm and 6,800mm

Two electric engines with a total power of 370 kW (continuous power of 260 kW)

Maximum torque of electric engines: 850 Nm

Maximum axle torque: 28 kNm.

Two-speed gearbox

Energy storage: lithium-ion batteries, 200 kWh and 265 kWh.

Operating range: from 100km for waste collection, up to 180 km for distribution.

Renault Trucks D Z.E.

GVWR of 16 tonnes

Available wheelbases: 4400mm and 5300mm

Electric engine with 185 kW power (continuous power of 130 kW)

Maximum torque of the electric engine: 425 Nm.

Maximum axle torque: 16 kNm

Two-speed gearbox

Energy storage: 200 and 265 kWh lithium-ion batteries

Operating range: up to 400 km

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