Renault Trucks Electric Range Fully Charged for ITT Hub 2021

Leading the charge to decarbonise transport for a more sustainable future, Renault Trucks returns to ITT Hub 2021 with vehicles from its fully electric 3.1 – 26 tonne Z.E. range available to drive at the event’s Ride and Drive circuit. 

Further underlining its commitment to energy efficiency, the manufacturer is also showcasing vehicles from its highly acclaimed long distance, construction, distribution and LCV ranges, as well as the UK debut of its Optifuel Lab 3 concept vehicle that has recorded a 12.5% reduction in fuel consumption on a tractor-trailer combination.

One of the main attractions is the ITT Hub Ride & Drive, where this year’s big draw is a 100% electric 16 tonne Renault Trucks D Z.E. which can cover up to 200km on a single charge.

Visitors can take the 4×2 D Z.E.rigid on a test drive around the Ride & Drive circuit for a first-hand experience behind the wheel of an electric truck that is already in production and available to order.

Equipped with a Bevans box body, the D Z.E. is powered by four 66kWh lithium-ion batteries, the Alternating Current synchronous motor with permanent-magnet technology delivers maximum power of 185 kW, continuous power of 130 kW and maximum torque of 425 Nm. The Z.E. reduction gearbox offers two forward speeds and one reverse.

Joining the D Z.E. on the Ride & Drive circuits is a 3.1 tonne Renault Trucks Master Red EDITION panel van which offers a range of up to 120km real world autonomy.  Powered by a 57kW Z.E. 100% electric engine, the 33kWh Lithium-ion battery is mounted under the floor, so there is no intrusion into the loadspace.

From Renault Trucks’ long-distance range, a fleet friendly T480 6×2 TML with the latest fuel efficient and environmentally friendly DTi 13 Euro VI Step D engine will also be available to test drive. Coupled to a Schmitz trailer, the T480 is powered by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) renewable diesel, a drop-in alternative to conventional diesel that is usually considered to offer a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and offers an immediate opportunity to speed up our transition to a low carbon economy.

Also making its UK debut at ITT Hub is the 26 tonne Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. Low Entry Cab for urban applications, including waste and distribution.  Offering a range of up to 200km in a city distribution application, powered by a 260kW 100% electric engine, this versatile vehicle provides easier access and excellent direct vision to allow customers to operate more cleanly, more safely and more productively, whilst meeting the highest environmental ambitions.

In addition, also from Renault Trucks’ Z.E. line-up is a 3.1-tonne Renault Trucks Master Red EDITION platform cab delivering 120km range, which can be configured for a wide range of operations in urban environments with the strictest emissions standards.

From Renault Trucks’ construction range, visitors can see a C460 8×4 Tipper Tridem with PPG tipping body, powered by an 11 litre Euro 6 Step D engine delivering 453 hp and 2200 Nm torque. Carefully configured to suit a broad range of multi-axle tipper operators, the C460 is equipped with CLOCS-compliant safety systems.