Prices announced as new all-electric Renault Trafic e-Tech goes on sale

The all-electric Renault Trafic e-Tech is now available to order, with the French manufacturer announcing that it will be priced from £39,500 (or £34,500 with the Government grant for electric vans).

The Renault Trafic E-Tech is the third electric model, joining the Renault Kangoo E-Tech and Renault Master E-Tech. It is available in two heights and lengths and has an electric range of 186 miles, based on official WLTP figures.

Power comes from a 120PS electric motor, with a single 52kWh battery. There are three body variants available: the SL30 (short and low, the LL30 (long and low) and the LH30 (long and high).

Each has a gross vehicle weight of 3070kg, meaning the smallest version has an impressive payload of 1222kg and the largest a still very good 1083kg, compared against similar sized rival models. All three offer a 920kg braked towing capacity – significantly lower than their diesel counterparts.

Overnight charging with a 7kW AC charger will take around eight hours, with fast-charging network capacity allowing a 0-100% charge in an hour-and-a-half. It will also be offered with a 50kW DC charger for fast charging on the motorway, allowing a full charge in less than an hour.

Visually, the Trafic e-Tech looks almost identical to the standard Trafic, apart from a charge indicator on the dash.

At launch, just one trim level will be offered – the Advance – but it’s well equipped with air conditioning, a fold down office-style passenger seat and safety measures including Active Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, Drowsiness Warning and Lane Departure Warning.

List prices start at £39,500 (ex VAT) for the SL30 Advance model, with the LL30 costing £40,250 and the LH30 £41,250. All are eligible for the Government’s £5000 plug-in van grant. Pre orders are now available with the first customer deliveries expected in late summer.

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