Renault has broadened its range of electric vans with the introducing of its all-electric Master ZE.
Designed with last-mile urban deliveries in mind, the Master ZE is available in six versions with a choice of two heights and three lengths, and can transport payloads of up to 1,370kg.
Load areas are identical to the combustion-engined versions, as the battery packs are fitted within the existing bodywork.
Powered by the same 76hp electric motor found in the Zoe passenger car, the Master ZE offers a top speed of 72mph and a claimed driving range of 75 miles. A full charge can be performed in six hours when connected to a 7.4kW charging point.
Renault’s ZE Connect system allows the driver to check the vehicle range on a smartphone or computer via the Internet, while the ZE Trip facility means charge points can be found via the vehicle’s navigation system.
Ashwani Gupta from the LCV Business Unit at the Renault-Nissan Alliance commented: “With Master Z.E., Renault Pro + is enlarging its e-LCV line-up consistent with the ‘Drive the Future’ strategic plan, in which 100% of vans will be electrified.
“The current line-up, ranging from quadricycles to heavy vans, covers the main needs of business customers in terms of cargo volume and payload, enabling them to make emissions-free last-mile deliveries in city centres.
“In addition, a new ecosystem of connected services has been rolled out to improve fleet management and help customers to grow their businesses.”