Renault unveils Trafic E-Tech Electric van

The new Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric is on show at the IAA Transportation motor show, boasting an electric range of up to 149 miles


The new Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric van is on show at the IAA Transportation motor show in Hanover, Germany, boasting an electric range of up to 149 miles.

After the arrival of the Kangoo E-Tech Electric van back in July, Renault will soon expand its all-electric offering with the unveiling of the larger Trafic E-tech Electric – which shares its foundations with the combustion-powered Trafic van that has been on sale since 2014.

Like its ICE-powered sibling, the Trafic E-Tech Electric will be available in four different configurations. The lead-in ‘SL’ model is just over five metres long and two metres tall, while the largest ‘LH’ model is five and a half metres long and two and a half metres tall. The former offers close to six cubic metres of load capacity, while the latter has nearly nine cubic metres of rear storage.

All variants of this new electric van are powered by a 52kWh battery working in tandem with a 90kW electric motor to produce a promised maximum range of 149 miles from full charge. Three different chargers are offered as part of the range – a standard 7kW AC charger, a rapid charging 22kW AC charger, or a 50kW DC charger available for an extra fee.

The battery-powered van has a towing capacity of 750kg and can carry up to 1,100kg of weight – just like the standard Trafic van. Renault adds that the van will launch with some of the brand’s latest safety features and a ‘modern’ infotainment software, but that is all we know at this point.

Further details, including the van’s UK launch date and pricing, will be announced in the coming months.

Currently featured alongside the new Trafic E-Tech Electric at Renault’s IAA Transportation 2022 stand is a modified ‘camper van’ variant of the Kangoo E-Tech, rather curiously called the ‘Hippie Caviar Hotel’.

Renault actually unveiled this leisure-focused Kangoo as a concept model last year, said to offer “the comfort and amenities of a 5-star hotel”, but has now developed a show car that is on display for IAA visitors. With an official electric range of 177 miles, it is not known if or when this ‘Hippie Caviar Hotel’ variant will be sold in the UK.

Sean Rees
Sean Rees
Sean is the Deputy Editor at The Van Expert. A enthusiastic fan of motorsport and all things automotive, he is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, and is now focused on helping those in van-buying need with independent and impartial advice.

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