Renault Master E-Tech gets bigger battery

Renault Master E-Tech commercialvehicle.comThe all-electric Renault Master E-Tech has been boosted with a new 52kWh battery to help boost its range – which should attract more businesses looking to switch to a battery-powered commercial vehicle.

It’s available to order now with the deliveries beginning in September. Prices start at £45,160 plus VAT.

The new battery replaces the 33kWh version and is now able to cover 126 miles on a single charge.

That’s a 68% improvement and enables more companies to consider the Master E-Tech without worrying about how their operations will be affected.

Five-year warranty on the battery

Renault is also offering a five-year warranty on the battery for further reassurance.

The battery can be charged to 80% of its capacity using a standard 7kW wall box in five hours.

Using a domestic socket, the time is 10 hours when using a rapid charger and drivers can add 30 miles of extra charge in 120 minutes.

The Renault Master E-Tech also features low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative braking and the ability to improve its range with an energy-saving Eco mode.

Businesses also get to enjoy near silent operation and zero tailpipe emissions while in use.

Promising low running costs

Renault is also promising low running costs while enjoying the traditional practicality and versatility of the Master van.

There are five versions in the range including the chassis cab, the platform cab and panel van.

The Master E-Tech panel van has a load volume of 13 m³ and a payload of 1,420 kg.

The panel van is also available in the Advance trim, while the chassis and platform cabs come in the entry-level start trim.

Equipment list for the Master E-Tech

The standard equipment list for the Master E-Tech includes automatic wipers and headlights, rear parking sensors and manual air conditioning.

Other features include ‘Grip Xtend’ for dealing with slippery surfaces, a full height steel bulkhead, remote central locking and an electronic immobiliser.

The Advance trim adds a full suspension seat to boost driving comfort and ease, which Renault says, is unique in the van sector.

There’s also manual air conditioning with a pollen filter, a 12V power socket fitted in the van’s load area and dual split under seat storage.

The load area comes with eight anchorage points for the short wheel versions, and 10 for the medium and long wheelbase versions.

The range also has side wind assist and other safety features include electronic stability control and hill start assist are fitted as standard.