Renault Trucks has announced that the company is further developing its range of electric vehicles to meet the wide variety of urban applications.
The French manufacturer will add an 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. to the 16 and 26 tonne Renault Trucks D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E. models. Renault is also offering a wider range of wheelbases and special connectivity for refrigerated bodies.
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.
Equipped with a two-axle chassis for improved manoeuvrability, the 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. is the ideal vehicle for temperature-controlled distribution, with an optimised payload.
As WhichEV reported, the D Z.E., which can cover up to 150km on a single charge, is powered by a 200kWh, 600 V lithium-ion battery and an Alternating Current synchronous motor with permanent-magnet technology that delivers a maximum power of 185 kW, continuous power of 130 kW and maximum torque of 425 Nm.
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.
Finally, for improved manoeuvrability, Renault Trucks 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 part of its commitment to sustainable transport, Renault Trucks has offered the widest all-electric range on the market since 2020. These trucks are respectful of air quality, emitting 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.