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Renault launching two new electric trucks in 2023

Renault Trucks is expanding its all-electric range with two new models of up to 44 tonnes, the Renault Trucks T E-Tech for regional transport and the Renault Trucks C E-Tech for the construction industry.

These new models will be available from Q1 2023 and will be fitted with two or three electric motors providing a combined power of up to 490 kW (equivalent to 666 hp). They will be also equipped with an Optidriver gearbox.

The Renault Trucks T and C E-Tech will have two to six lithium-ion battery packs with a capacity of 180 to 540 kWh.

The vehicles’ batteries can be fully charged in 9.5 hours by alternating current (AC) up to 43 kW, or in 2.5 hours by direct current (DC) up to 250 kW, according to Renault Trucks.

It adds that these trucks will be able to travel up to 300 km on a single charge and up to 500 km with a one-hour intermediate fast charge (250 kW).

For easy adaption to any type of bodywork and consequently to any type of use, the Renault Trucks T and C E-Tech can be equipped with three types of power take-off (PTO): electric, electromechanical or on the gearbox.

These new electric trucks will have a gross vehicle weight of 44 tonnes and be available in 4×2 and 6×2 tractor versions and 4×2, 6×2 and 8×4 tridem rigids.