Renault adds to electric LCV conversions

Moref PRO+ conversion options on the Master E-Tech chassis cab electric LCV.

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.

Renault Pro+ conversions box van
A box van is amongst the new conversion options.

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.

Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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