Renault Trucks has confirmed new E-Tech models as it expands its all-electric range of vehicles.
In addition, the company has announced sales for the new E-Tech trucks will start in 2023.
Specifically, the two vehicles will be the T E-Tech for regional transport and the C E-Tech for the construction industry.
The push towards electric trucks has been underway for a number of years.
For example, since 2020, Renault Trucks has produced a range of all-electric vehicles from 3.1 to 26 tonnes.
The aim of the process is to ensure customers have support as they transition to electric trucks.
With that in mind, a wide range of electric motors and traction batteries will be available in the E-Tech models
In other words, three electric motors will provide a combined power of up to 490kW (666hp).
Furthermore, the trucks will be fitted with Optidriver gearboxes.
Meanwhile, the T and C E-Tech will have two to six lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 180 to 540kWh.
Importantly, the vehicles’ batteries can be fully charged in 9.5 hours by alternating current (AC) up to 43kW.
Alternatively, they can be charged in 2.5 hours by direct current (DC) up to 250kW.
With that power, the trucks will travel up to 300km on a single charge.
There will also be five axle configurations and three power take-offs for easier bodybuilding.
Specifically the three PTOs will be electric, electromechanical or on the gearbox.
The E_techs will be 44 tonnes GVW and be available in 4×2 and 6×2 tractor versions and 4×2, 6×2 and 8×4 tridem rigids.
In conclusion, with the the new vehicles come ambitious targets.
Specifically, the manufacturer intends to sell 50% of its vehicles in electric form by 2030.