Series production of the Renault Trucks heavy duty electric trucks has just begun at the Bourg-en-Bresse plant in France. The site has been assembling the brand’s trucks for 60 years and is now set to produce the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C. Dedicated to regional distribution and urban construction, these vehicles are the latest addition to the manufacturer’s all-electric range, which is the widest on the European market, ranging from 650kg to 44 tonnes.
The plant will now also be assembling the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C. These 44-t trucks, designed for regional distribution and urban construction respectively, are the latest additions to the French manufacturer’s all-electric range.
To accommodate their manufacture, Renault Trucks has invested in transforming and adapting its industrial facilities, as well as building the skills of its employees.
The Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C are assembled on the same line as their diesel equivalents, after which they are transferred to a dedicated 5,200 sq m area, where qualified technicians carry out the technical operations specific to electrification, namely assembly of the Electric Drive Unit (EDU) and installation of the transmission and batteries. The electric vehicles then return to the series production process, with performance tests and track trials to guarantee their reliability and quality.
With a gross combination weight of up to 44 tonnes, Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C are available in 4×2 and 6×2 tractor versions, with a long cab and a wheelbase of 3,900mm. In rigid configuration, they are available in 4×2, 6×2 and 8×4 tridem, short or long cab, with a choice of eleven wheelbases, ranging from 3,900mm to 6,700mm.
Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C can be equipped with two or three electric motors developing a combined power of up to 490 kW (660hp).