Renault Master Electric: the surprise
Sat 14/01/2017 - And she's good!
Renault had announced a surprise for the Brussels show, where it was going to unveil an improved version of its Kangoo ZE. We did not see it coming, it is an electric Master. The large Renault van is now available in an electric version. It's a good idea, because there is a market. Monoprix, in Paris, already makes deliveries with electric vans, but these are vehicles produced almost individually, so very expensive. Renault should revolutionize this market with its Master ZE. It is a front-wheel drive (we specify it, because the Master also exists in propulsion), with the battery under the cabin. The loading space is therefore identical to that of the Master diesel. The deliverers will be happy, at least in the handling operations.
Because besides that, one can only be surprised by the choices of the person who wrote the specifications for the Master ZE. Unless we are mistaken, it seems to us that the Master is larger, and heavier, than a Renault Zoé. However, the Master will have a less powerful engine: 57 kW instead of 65 for the car, with a lower capacity battery. 33 kWh against 41 kWh in the Zoé. However, it is assumed that Renault is aware of the needs of potential customers, and that the performance of the Master ZE will be sufficient for Paris within the city. Autonomy is announced at 200 km according to the European NEDC methodology, but Renault has the honesty to specify that it will only be 100 km in real use. The Master ZE will be available at the end of the year, the prices are not yet known.
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