Renault has unveiled its latest addition to its electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) lineup: the Trafic Van E-Tech Electric. This is the all-electric version of the popular Trafic van, which has been on the market for 40 years and has sold over two million units worldwide. The Trafic Van E-Tech Electric is Renault's answer to the growing demand for zero-emission mobility solutions in urban and suburban areas, where LCVs are often used for deliveries, services, and trades.
What's New About the Trafic Van E-Tech Electric?
The Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric is based on the same platform as the diesel-powered Trafic, but it features a new front-end design that reflects its electric identity. The grille, bumper, and headlights have been reshaped to create a more modern and dynamic look, while the blue accents and the E-Tech logo highlight the electric nature of the vehicle. The Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric also comes with a new dashboard that integrates a 10-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Renault Easy Link software. The system allows the driver to access various functions and information related to the electric drivetrain, such as battery status, charging options, range, energy consumption, and eco-driving tips.
The Trafic Van E-Tech Electric is powered by a front-mounted electric motor that delivers 90 kW (122 hp) and 245 Nm (180 lb-ft) of torque. The motor is fed by a 52 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers a range of up to 184 miles (297 km) on a single charge, according to the WLTP cycle. The battery can be recharged using a single-phase 7 kW AC charger, a three-phase 22 kW AC charger, or a 50 kW DC fast charger that will be available in 2024. The charging time varies depending on the power source and the battery level, but Renault claims that the 22 kW AC charger can provide 31 miles (50 km) of range in less than 25 minutes.
The Trafic Van E-Tech Electric is available in two body lengths (L1 and L2) and two heights (H1 and H2), offering a variety of configurations and dimensions to suit different needs and preferences. The load volume ranges from 5.8 m3 to 8.9 m3, depending on the version, and the payload capacity is up to 1.1 tonnes. The Trafic Van E-Tech Electric can also tow up to 750 kg, which is lower than the diesel version but still competitive in its segment. The Trafic Van E-Tech Electric also features a trap door in the partition that allows loading items up to 4.15 m long in the L2 extended version.