Renault Trucks is further developing its range of electric vehicles with the introduction of an 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. model joining the lineup.
The new model will run alongside the existing 16 and 26 tonne Renault Trucks D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E. models. The manufacturer is also offering a wider range of wheelbases and special connectivity for refrigerated bodies.
Serial production of the 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. is starting at Renault Trucks’ Blainville-sur-Orne plant (Calvados), where the D Z.E. and the D Wide Z.E. have been manufactured since 2020.
Equipped with a two-axle chassis for improved manoeuvrability, the 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. has been designed for temperature-controlled distribution, with an optimised payload.
In addition, Renault Trucks has designed a new system to increase the energy efficiency of all-electric trucks equipped with a refrigerated body.
All Renault Trucks D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E trucks are now available with a fridge-connection option, which supplies the energy required for the refrigeration system directly from the vehicle’s 600 V traction batteries.
Finally, for improved manoeuvrability, Renault Trucks has also extended the range of wheelbases available for its D and D Wide Z.E. from 3900 mm to 6800 mm, optimising load distribution to cover more applications.