1 Feb 24

Renault's Master E-Tech Electric sets new range benchmarks

Renault Master E-Tech Electric

Renault's latest Master E-Tech Electric surpasses expectations in range capabilities. Its innovative design achieves a class-leading balance between battery capacity and driving autonomy.

Equipped with the more robust 87kWh battery, which doesn’t hamper the payload capacity (1,626 kg), the large van offers a notable 460 km range on a single charge, as per WLTP standards. Or an average consumption of 21 kWh/100 km. This represents a 27% improvement over its predecessor and a 10% edge over similar models from the Stellantis group, like the Peugeot e-Boxer and Citroën ë-Jumper, while these have a larger 110kWh battery, which results in longer charging times.

Minimal resistance

The Master E-Tech Electric's unprecedented efficiency is credited to its streamlined Aerovan design, which minimises air resistance. The design underwent extensive testing in a wind tunnel, including one normally reserved for aircraft. Innovative features like a battery heat management and a dynamic braking system, which uses an internal motor for braking — a first in the light commercial vehicle sector — further boost its range.

The zero-emission Master offers flexible and quick charging solutions, including a 130 kW DC fast charge and a 22 kW AC home wall box. Renault also provides a 40 kWh battery option, ideal for city fleets looking for a more enticing upfront cost and autonomy proposition. It offers approximately 200 km of range, with final approval still pending.

Finally, the Renault Master is designed for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) compatibility, allowing it to supply power back to the grid via a bidirectional charger.

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Image Source: Renault

Authored by: Piet Andries