Renault is expanding the range of PRO+ conversion options offered on the brand’s Master E-Tech chassis cab electric LCV.
Already available with a Luton low-loader conversion, the E-Tech will now new offered with Luton box van, dropside and tipper conversions.
The expanded line-up has been made possible by the recent introduction of a 3.5-tonne Master chassis cab E-Tech with a 1,620kg payload capability. They will go on sale alongside the existing Master E-Tech electric range launched in 2020 – this includes panel vans and platform cabs.
Renault quotes a driving range of up to 75 miles for the Master E-Tech, the 57kW motor powered by a 33kWh lithium-ion battery and producing torque figures of 225Nm. Charging to full from a 7kW wallbox takes six hours.
The latest conversions are available in a choice of body lengths. The Dropside has an open load area and 400mm high aluminium side panels with a maximum payload of 1278kg. The Luton box van offers a 20 cubic metre interior load space and a 980kg payload, dropping to 820kg if a tail lift is fitted. The tipper has a 1,190kg payload rating.
With the launch of the new off-the-shelf conversions, Renault claims to offer the most diverse and comprehensive range of body options for the Master electric chassis and a ‘one-stop shop’ for commercial vehicle customers wanting to enhance their green credentials.
PRO+ partner VFS carries out the conversion work to produce the dropside and tipper variants, while TruckCraft Bodies handles the Luton box van and low-loader conversions.
The E-Tech chassis cab costs from £52,400 after deducting the Government’s plug-in van grant and excluding VAT. Conversions are priced on top as part of Renault’s ‘Tailor-Made’ range. All versions come with a three-year 100,000-mile warranty on the chassis, while the battery carries a five-year 52,000-mile warranty.