Renault's Trafic Van E-Tech Electric debuts with remarkable 184-mile range
French automobile giant Renault has just proudly unveiled the all-new Trafic Van E-Tech with remarkable range of more than 180 miles on a single charge, marking the final addition to its comprehensive electric light commercial vehicle lineup. The unveiling of the Trafic Van E-Tech points to continuous expansion of Renault’s electric commercial vehicle portfolio, after the successful launches of the battery-powered Kangoo Van E-Tech and Master E-Tech vehicles. The new cutting-edge zero-emissions commercial vehicle boasts a robust front-mounted electric motor (e-motor) capable of generating 90 kilowatts (approx. 122 hp) and 180 pound-feet (245 N.m.) of torque.
Powering this emissions-free, eco-friendly commercial vehicle is a 52-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which promises an impressive range of up to 184 miles (approx. 297 km) on a single charge. For those requiring even longer journeys, a "long-range" variant is there. As per the French manufacturer’s claims, the long-range version boasts a top speed of 56 miles per hour (approximately 90 km per hour), and it can cover a distance of up to 200 miles (roughly 322 km) on a single charge.
Charging options are also quite impressive as the new commercial EV has compatibility for a single-phase 7 kW AC charger, a three-phase 22 kW AC charger which adds 31 miles (50 km) of range in just around 25 minutes, and a 50 kW DC fast charger.
The Trafic Van E-Tech also promises versatility with two different body lengths and two different heights. In the L2 extended version, it can accommodate cargo as long as 13.61 feet (roughly 4.15 meters). With an impressive payload capacity of 2,425 lbs (1.1 tonnes) and a striking towing capacity of 1,653 lbs (750 kg), it is a reliable partner for business needs. The loading volume of the commercial EV spans from 204.8 cu. ft. (5.8 cu. m.) to 314.3 cu. ft. (8.9 cu. m.), which is also impressive.
To empowers users with advanced technology, Renault has loaded the new electric van with the Renault EasyLink multimedia system and the MyRenault smartphone app, which enables enable remote battery monitoring, cabin pre-heating, route planning with charging point information, and provide the driver with a full overview of the remaining battery range.
The cutting-edge Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric will be available in Europe starting sometime in or around October this year, with deliveries scheduled to commence by the end of November.