Renault Trucks debuts first right hand drive E-Tech T at Road Transport Expo 2024

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Renault Trucks has today announced the UK’s first right hand drive E-Tech T is making its debut at the Road Transport Expo 2024, 4th to 6th June NAEC Stoneleigh.  The fully electric E-Tech T joins a line-up that spotlights Renault Trucks’ strategic commitment to decarbonising transport, including the latest E-Tech vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions from 3.1 to 44 tonne and HVO compatible diesel range.

The French manufacturer’s all-electric range is the widest in Europe that covers and decarbonises virtually all urban and regional applications. Unveiled in right hand drive for the first time in the UK, the new E-Tech T 4×2 will take pride of place on Stand B4. Designed to meet customers’ needs for productivity and performance, the 44 tonne E-Tech T runs on two E-Tech motors, with six 90 kWh battery packs to deliver 540 kWh of power. The E-Tech T offers a range of up to 300km on a full charge and up to 500km with an intermediate fast charge (250 kW) of an hour. Designed for driver comfort inside and out, the high-spec’d cab features a host of optional extras, including 4-point air suspension with ride-height control system, as well as heated Comfort driver’s seat and ultimate leather steering wheel.


Showcasing the reality of electric vehicles for the construction sector, visitors to Stand B4 can also see a day-cabbed E-Tech C 6×2 rigid, with 4,100mm wheelbase, operating at up to 26 tonnes. Its two E-Tech motors are powered by four 90 kWh battery packs delivering 360 kWh with peak torque of 530 Nm. Power take-off comes from the electric motor powered by the vehicle’s 600V electric network.


Completing the electric line-up on Stand B4, from Renault Trucks’ van range, is a 3.1 tonne, L2H1 E-Tech Trafic Red Edition, the ideal work tool for SME trades and fleet businesses. Powered by a new 90 kW (120 bhp) electric motor, it has 52 kWh batteries and a range of 297 km WLTP in the combined cycle: one of the best electric energy consumption figures on the market, with 18.7 kW/100kms, which helps to reduce the vehicle’s cost of ownership. Designed for usability, the flexible E-Tech Trafic on stand offers a generous 1046kg payload, internal length of 2937mm, internal width 1662mm (1268mm arches) and internal height 1387mm.


Taking centre stage in Renault Trucks’ ICE line-up is a customised 13 litre T480 High 6×2 with Turbo Compound engine that delivers up to 10% fuel saving with associated CO2 reduction.  Striking in ‘Red Bright Orange’ paint, the T High is spec’d to impress with colour matched door mirror shells, windscreen bay with two handles and two exterior vertical windscreen pillars, topped off with twin air horns. Prioritising aesthetics and driver comfort, the interior of the cab is bristling with optional extras including Ultimate leather steering wheel with red stitching heated and ventilated luxury driver’s seat, leather and fabric upholstery for a comfortable work and rest environment. Power comes from the 6 cylinder in-line diesel engine that delivers maximum power of 360 kW from 1250 to 1600 rpm, and maximum torque of 2700 from 900 to 1250 rpm, which is mated to an Optidriver AT 2812 gearbox with automatic clutch.


Alongside the T High, from Renault Trucks’ heavy haulage range, an 80 tonne Renault Trucks C520 6×4 tractor unit. Renault Trucks’ efficient 13 litre engine delivers a maximum power output of 390 kW between 1431 and 1700 rpm, with maximum torque of 2550 Nm from 990 to 1400 rpm, paired with the reinforced Optidriver XTREM Xtended ATo 2613 gearbox (17.54 – 0.79) with 13 speeds including one forward crawler gear and five reverse gears with one extra short ratio for excellent traction and drivability. Finished in grey metallic paint, with colour matched exterior parts, the sleeper cabbed C520 is on full air suspension with ride height control system and features twin roof mounted air horns. Inside the cab, the interior matches the T High Customised for comfort and luxury spec, with Luxury driver’s seat and ultimate leather steering wheel and all mod cons.


From the latest evolution of Renault Trucks’ efficient and manoeuvrable distribution range, a D26 Wide 6×2 rigid, with optional third steered rear fixed axle, joins the ICE vehicle display. The new design draws inspiration from both the manufacturer’s van range and heavy duty range, and also includes a host of new safety equipment to enhance the protection of both drivers and road users.


Additionally on Stand B4 is a vehicle from the Used Trucks by Renault Trucks range, while customer vehicles and other specialist vehicles will be on display on stands around the Road Transport Expo event.


Taking pole position in the event’s Ride & Drive, two Renault Trucks vehicles will be available for supervised demonstrator drives: a T480 High 6×2 Turbo Compound with trailer, and a fully electric 18 tonne E-Tech D with Solomon refrigerated body.


Alongside Renault Trucks’ vehicle display, its knowledgeable team of experts will be on hand to offer comprehensive details and guidance on vehicles and transport solutions, including the decarbonisation journey. Furthermore, in Hall 2 on Wednesday 5th June at 2.00pm, Jack Millington, Energy Transition Manager for Renault Trucks, will be participating in The Big Debate about the future of the industry.



Finally, football fans won’t want to miss the opportunity to test their goal scoring skills in Renault Trucks’ exclusive ‘Put it in the Mixer competition’ for the chance to win a Samsung 65” TV, only on stand B4!


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