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Renault Master E-Tech to make UK debut at CV Show

Renault will showcase the new Master E-Tech van in the UK for the first time in April, at the annual Commercial Vehicle Show.

The fully electric large van completes the updated electrified van range from Renault, joining the Trafic E-Tech and Kagoo E-Tech, which will also be on display at the show at Birmingham’s NEC from 23-24 April.

The new Master E-Tech brings almost twice as much power as the old van as well as a major increase in battery capacity and range. The updated drivetrain features a 141bhp/221lb ft motor in place of the old 76bhp unit, and an 87kWh battery in place of the old van’s 52kWh offering. Renault says that should allow the new Master to travel more than 285 miles on a charge.

Charging has also been upgraded to include 130kW DC that can add around 140 miles of range in 30 minutes, and 22kW AC charging is also standard, alongside the addition of vehicle-to-load and vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing users to power tools and appliances from the van.

The new Master E-Tech has a 1,625kg maximum payload and a towing capacity of 2.5 tonnes, putting it among the most capable models in its class.

Visitors to the Renault stand will be able to explore the new Master E-Tech and experience standalone exhibits demonstrating its interior comfort, and the OpenR Link multimedia system that comes as standard and includes a 10-inch touchscreen as well as wired and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

The French van maker has also announced that it and Volvo have received approval to officially launch their Flexis SAS joint venture. The new company aims to design the next generation of fully electric vans based on a Software Defined Vehicle platform. The partners are investing £300m into the project, with production of the first vans expected to start in 2026.

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.