Renault has recently launched its new Master E-Tech electric van, which is set to become Europe's new standard for range and efficiency. The vehicle boasts an impressive range of up to 460 km on a single charge, making it one of the most efficient electric vans on the market.
The Renault Master E-Tech electric van is equipped with two battery options, 40 kWh and 87 kWh, optimized in terms of capacity, size, and mass for overall efficiency at the top of the category. This performance has been made possible by its “Aerovan” design and a new, fully optimized platform, which have helped to reduce power consumption by more than 27% compared with the current generation.
The E-Tech Electric van is designed to go further, carry more, and cost less. Renault has chosen two batteries optimized for capacity, size, and mass, combined with in-depth work on aerodynamics and a brand-new innovative platform. The van comes with a choice of two energy storage capacity ratings: 40 kWh and 87 kWh. These two packs are built into a single casing and designed for driving requirements in cities as much as in suburbs. And they do not hamper the vehicle’s payload capacity – which is an essential criterion in this segment.
The Renault Master E-Tech electric van’s range has been optimized by tackling it from two angles: the “Aerovan” concept and the multi-energy platform (encompassing the main motor, innovative, dynamic braking system, and battery heat management system). The “Aerovan” design provides the highest efficiency in its category regardless of the energy source. Its SCx is over 20% lower, ranking the van at the top end of the segment. The van’s silhouette and every single part were honed to perfection in a wind tunnel. The prototypes spent thousands of hours in the tunnel during development then, given the van’s size, certification tests were carried out in a wind tunnel built for aircraft.