Solutrans is one of those exhibitions that appears to go under the radar outside its native France but is one of the better shows in Europe for both light and heavy commercials. Its this show that Renault showcase four new models from its light commercial vehicles range for the first time.
Renault Vans and four world premieres
- The All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric, will replace the bestselling current Kangoo which has registered over 70,000 customers in Europe since its 2011 launch. The All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric, made at the Renault Maubeuge plant in France and offering 186 miles range in WLTP cycle, will meet professional customers’ day-to-day requirements. Its 90kW engine, combined with a 45kWh capacity lithium-ion battery, can be used with three types of charging stations, including an optional 80kW rapid-charge DC charger that can recuperate 186 miles of range (WLTP cycle) in 30 minutes.
- The New Trafic, a small and entirely renewed van that differs from its predecessor with a more robust and dynamic front face, a completely redesigned and more practical and comfortable cabin, new and more powerful blue dCi engines, ranging from 110hp to 170hp, and fresh in-car technology for more information, connectivity and safety.
- The Master E-Tech Electric, a large electric van that has been upgraded with a new 52 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery, bringing its range up to 121 miles according to the WLTP Its 22kW DC charger provides 80 per cent charge in just two hours. The start of sales is scheduled for spring 2022.
- The Master chassis cab H2-Tech prototype, which optimises in-car hydrogen technology, offering a range of around 155 miles It also offers the potential for bespoke conversion, giving professionals the ability to transport large loads of up to 19m3.
Conversions and Hydrogen Vans
Renault has over 400 certified converters worldwide and to showcase some of the various chassis cab and vans conversions there will be 15 light commercial vehicles on show at stand. They will also be showing a a prototype developed by HYVIA, a joint venture created by Renault with US company Plug-Power, a world leader in turnkey hydrogen solutions.