CC Global: Renault Trucks E-Tech D – Electric City Hopper

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It was only a matter of time before I would catch a brand new BEV truck at a show or event. Last month, this 16-tons electric Renault demo truck was sitting silently -well of course- among its old and new, diesel powered family members at the 2022 edition of the Renaultoloog Festival.

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A 4×2 box truck with a day cab and a cantilever liftgate, that’s the classic set-up of a delivery truck alright, commonplace all over the globe. The steel tilt cab of the Renault Trucks D may look familiar, as it’s also used by DAF, Volvo, Kenworth and Peterbilt.

In the not-so-distant future, many city-municipalities will only allow/tolerate zero emmision commercial vehicles for delivering goods and other jobs, no doubt about that. Internal combustion engines will simply be verboten there.

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The truck’s specifications, this shouldn’t be too hard to decipher. Renault states a payload capacity up to 11 tons (24,350 lbs) on their website, depending on the vehicle’s configuration and the applicable legislation.

Renault Trucks E-Tech Master

When the E-Tech D is a bit too much of a truck, the lighter Renault Master (full-size van or chassis-cab) is also offered as a BEV, 3.1/3.5 tons GVWR.

Renault Trucks E-Tech D-Wide

Currently, the E-Tech D-Wide completes Renault’s BEV trucking line, GVWR from 19 up to 27 metric tons (41,888 to 59,525 lbs).

At the end of next year, heavier electric construction and long-distance (as in big cab-top model) vehicles will also roll off Renault’s production line; the E-Tech C and E-Tech T, respectively. Since the Renaultoloog Festival takes place every two years, I aspect to meet those electrifying mastodons in the metal at the 2024 edition.