New Renault Trafic E-Tech charged and ready with 184-mile range
With the arrival of the Trafic E-Tech, Renault now offers electric options right across its van range
Renault has revealed details of the electric version of its popular midsize Trafic van. Called the Trafic E-Tech, the new powertrain option now means the entire Renault van range, from Kangoo to the Master, is now available with a battery electric option.
The Trafic E-Tech is based on the existing diesel version of the Renault Trafic, and with the electrical running gear located under the bonnet and cargo floor, cargo dimensions and volumes are the same as they are for the standard van. Two body lengths will be offered which means load floor lengths of up to 4.15 metres (in the L2 version with the through-loading bulkhead) and cargo volumes ranging from 5.8 to 8.9 cubic metres. Payload capacities extend up to 1.1 tonnes and there’s a towing capacity of 750kg.
The Renault Trafic E-Tech is powered by a front-mounted 122bhp electric motor that’s also capable of producing 245Nm of torque. This powers the front wheels, through a single-speed transmission and draws power from a 52kWh battery pack that gives the Trafic E-Tech a potential all-electric range of up to 184 miles in ‘eco’ mode. To make full use of the available battery capacity, Renault is also offering a ‘long range’ model that doesn’t have any differences to the powertrain but limits the top speed to 55mph.
The arrival of the Trafic E-Tech means that Renault now has electric vans in all three categories, with the Kangoo E-Tech in the small sector and the Master E-Tech filling the large van brief. The Renault Zoe Van even offers a more compact urban delivery vehicle solution. Prices for the new Renault Trafic E-Tech will be announced closer to launch at the start of 2024.
Elsewhere, the Trafic line-up is also being expanded to include a dedicated campervan conversion. The Renault Trafic Space Nomad will compete against the likes of the Volkswagen California and Ford Transit Custom Nugget as Renault seeks to maximise its market share.
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