Renault has rounded out its range of European electrical vans with the reveal of the mid-sized Trafic E-Tech Electric this week.

The Trafic E-Tech Electric sits between the smaller Kangoo E-Tech (now into its second EV technology) and bigger Master E-Tech, giving the French firm a full range of plug-in vans.

The new mid-size EV load-lugger will probably be Renault’s foremost attraction on the Hanover IAA Transportation present kicking off this week.

The Trafic E-Tech Electric will function the identical 52kWh battery because the Master providing a claimed WLTP driving range of 240km – greater than sufficient for city couriers and so-called ‘last-mile’ logistics.

The battery will energy a 90kW electrical drive motor. Torque figures are but to be detailed, although Renault did say towing can be restricted to 750kg.

Two Trafic E-Tech Electric physique types will probably be provided measuring 5.08m lengthy and 5.48m lengthy, with storage volumes of between 5.8 cubic-metres and eight.9 cubic-metres relying on roof.

Payload maxes out at 1.1 tonnes.

Renault hasn’t mentioned charging occasions at this stage, nevertheless it’ll help 7kW and 22kW AC charging, and 50kW DC charging.

The firm is but to disclose launch timing for the Trafic E-Tech.

Australia

Renault’s native distributor is all aboard the EV practice, with the Kangoo E-Tech set for a 2023 launch

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and the Master E-Tech on observe to reach in 2024. It may even launch the Megane E-Tech crossover subsequent 12 months.

Commenting on the Trafic E-Tech, all Renault Australia would say at this early stage concerning the native launch was: “We are enthusiastic about our new electrified van range. For Australia, this begins with the all-new a Kangoo E-Tech which arrives in early 2023”.

The heavily updated Trafic diesel range has simply gone on sale right here, with our overview here. The Trafic has lengthy been Renault’s top-selling van so the EV appears a positive factor for this market in some unspecified time in the future as soon as provide permits.

While there aren’t many EV vans at the moment obtainable – the outgoing Kangoo Z.E. having lengthy been the only possibility – there’s undoubtedly fleet demand and an array of choices coming quickly.

Earlier this week we acquired particulars on the Mercedes-Benz eVito. Ford is bringing the e-Transit (2023) and smaller e-Transit Custom (2024) to Australia, whereas Peugeot has indicated it sees a marketplace for the electrical vans it gives in Europe domestically.

Volkswagen additionally has plans for the ID. Buzz Cargo in Australia, however once more not until 2024 at the earliest. We’re additionally anticipating China’s LDV to announce an electrical Deliver 9 for this market quickly.

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