Renault Launches Master Z.E. Full-Size Electric Commercial Van
Renault unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show a new electric model – the Master Z.E. heavy van along with an updated Kangoo Z.E.
Master Z.E. is to be equipped with the new Z.E. 33 battery (33 kWh), shared with new Kangoo Z.E., for about 200 km range under NEDC (nearly 150 km or 93 miles expected in the real world).
Sadly, the pack is much smaller than in ZOE (41 kWh), which makes us wonder why Renault would choose this low-range route?
The electric motor on the other hand comes directly from ZOE – R75 – 57 kW (76hp).
Charging to full from 7 kW AC is achieved in six hours.
Sales (in Europe) of the Renault Master Z.E. are to begin less than one year from now – by the end of 2017.
A few additional details (no price announced yet) are in the press release below:
Master Z.E.: Renault’s expertise in electric vehicles soon available in a large van
Master Z.E. gains the Z.E. expertise of Renault, European leader in electric vehicles, while maintaining all the qualities that have made Master a benchmark in the heavy van sector.
This electric version of Master is aimed primarily at fleets running last-mile distribution services in the city, as well as large municipalities and local government. This heavy van’s load characteristics, range and charge time are tailored to the needs of business customers in and around cities.
Master Z.E. is equipped with the “Z.E. 33” battery (33 kWh) and fitted with the R75, an engine of advanced energy efficiency,with output of 57 kW/76 hp, inherited from ZOE. Master Z.E. has a range of 200 km NEDC.
Master Z.E. takes less than one night to charge: a full charge takes six hours with the 7 kW WallBox.
Master Z.E. will arrive in the European market at the end of 2017.