Renault rounded out its lineup of European electric vans this week with the unveiling of the mid-size Trafic E-Tech Electric.
Sitting between the smaller Kangoo E-Tech (now in its second EV generation) and the larger Master E-Tech, the Trafic E-Tech Electric offers the French company a full range of plug-in vans.
Renault’s new mid-size electric vehicle truck will be the star attraction at the IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany, which starts this week.
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The Trafic E-Tech Electric will be fitted with the same 52kWh battery as the Master and offer a claimed WLTP range of 240km – more than enough for urban couriers and so-called ‘last mile’ logistics.
The battery will power a 90 kW electric traction motor. Torque figures have yet to be detailed, although Renault said towing would be limited to 750kg.
Two body styles of the Trafic E-Tech Electric will be offered, measuring 5.08m long and 5.48m long, with storage volume ranging from 5.8m3 to 8.9m3 depending on the roof.
The maximum payload is 1.1 tons.
Renault hasn’t discussed charging times at this point, but it will support 7kW and 22kW AC charging and 50kW DC charging.
The company has yet to announce the launch date for the Trafic E-Tech.
The local Renault dealership is right on the EV bandwagon, with the Kangoo E-Tech due for launch in 2023 and the Master E-Tech due to arrive in 2024. Next year he will also launch the Megane E-Tech crossover.
Regarding the Trafic E-Tech, Renault Australia said at this early stage in relation to the local launch: “We are excited about our new electrified van range. For Australia, this starts with the all-new a Kangoo E-Tech arriving in early 2023.”
The heavily updated Trafic diesel range has just gone on sale here, with our review here. The Trafic has long been Renault’s best-selling van, so the EV seems like a safe bet for this market at some point once supply allows.
While there aren’t many EV vans currently available – the outgoing Kangoo ZE has long been the only option – there’s definitely fleet demand and a range of options coming soon.
Earlier this week we received details about the Mercedes-Benz eVito. Ford is bringing the e-Transit (2023) and smaller e-Transit Custom (2024) to Australia, while Peugeot has indicated it sees a local market for the electric vans it offers in Europe.
Volkswagen also has plans for the ID. Buzz Cargo in Australia, but again no earlier than 2024. We also expect China’s LDV to announce an electric Deliver 9 for that market soon.
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