2019 Renault Master Z.E Review; Electric Van

2019 Renault Master Z.E Review; Electric Van

Here is The New 2019 Renault Master Z.E. Next spring, Renault will sell its Master in an electric version of 76 hp. The entry-level in van displays 48 200 € without the rental of the battery and excluding ecological bonuses.

After the Kangoo van, the Quadricycle Armando and the Zoe Company car, Renault continues to decline its utility offer in electric mode. It is the turn of the Master, it’s high-end, to become Z.E. (for zero emission). Orders for large accounts (including the Post Office) are already open. In April, the ones for the dealers will be the same. The commercialization, like that of the Kangoo Z.E., is envisaged in two ways: purchase of the vehicle with the battery that is rented or full rental.

Only proposed in traction, the 2019 Renault Master Z.E. inherits the R75 engine of 57 KW, or 75 HP, already operational on the Zoe and the electric Kangoo. In thermal version, the large Renault van displays a minimum of 110 hp. The difference is consistent, even if the torque of 225 Nm immediately available from the electric motor generally makes it less restrictive to use this power deficit. A more powerful engine was, of course, possible for the master (Renault offers four other powers: 44, 60, 68 and 80 KW), but for the main use to which the master Z.E. is intended according to the wishes of the first interested customers, i.e. the Last mile in downtown and urban deliveries, this power is enough. And then everything is a matter of compromise in the electric around power and autonomy, much more crucial than power. Renault announces 120 km in real autonomy, emphasizing “autonomy greater than 80 km including in the most severe use cases (heavy load, driving in the city center with frequent stops, winter conditions)”. According to the NEDC standard, the 200 km is possible.

During the takeover in Portugal, near Lisbon, the Master in L2H2 version, with 400 kg of a load in the bunker, initially had a autonomy of 123 km. After 75 km traveled on a moderately rolling circuit in urban mode, in a mild time, but without any particular search for savings in autonomy, there was still 64 km left in reserve. The vehicle is limited to 100 km/h for construction. With the ECO mode activated, which reduces the force of acceleration, this maximum speed drops to 80 km/h.

On the battery side, the electric Master is equipped with the 2019 Renault Master Z.E 33, as its capacity expressed in kWh. This is the new lithium-ion battery developed by Renault and LG Chem, comprising 48 modules and 192 cells. “This battery optimizes the energy density,” stresses the manufacturer. This optimization results not from the addition of additional modules, but from an improvement in the chemistry of the cells. » The full recharge takes place in six hours on the Wallbox 32 A and 7.4 km, in 11 hours with the Wallbox 3.7 kW and in seventeen hours on a domestic outlet.

Produced, like the thermal model, at the Z.E. (54), the Master is then electrified at PVI (Power vehicle Innovation, ex-Ponticelli V.I.), in Gretz-Armainvilliers (77), a company specializing in the conversion of commercial and industrial vehicles to Electricity or natural gas, which Renault bought last year. Depending on the level of production attained in the future by the 2019 Renault Master Z.E, the installation of all electrical components could be ensured at Baloch, as is the case at the factory of Maubeuge (59) for the Kangoo Z.E. Note that the electric motor is manufactured to Cleon (76).

2019 Renault Master Z.E Trims Version

The Master Z.E. is available in six versions: four vans revolving around three lengths and two heights (L1H1, L1H2, L2H2, L3H2); Two cabin floors (L2, L3), allowing for a large volume case transformation of more than 20 m3. No version of CAB chassis has been selected, on the pretext that the request for a Master Z.E. in a dumpster is not topical, contrary to that claiming the volume of loading. Note that with comparable equipment and dimensions, the electric Master is lighter… 34 kg than its thermal version, with the fuel tank full. As a result, the payload is not penalized. It reaches 1 000 to 1 100 kg for the vans and about 1 350 kg for the cabin floors.

2019 Renault Master Z.E Interior Volume

The loading space of the vehicle is not altered by its electrification, the battery being implanted under the body (the loading threshold is 54 to 56 cm). In fact, the Master Z.E. offers unchanged useful volumes, from 8 to 13 m3.

2019 Renault Master Z.E Price

In terms of HT pricing, the change is noticeable. In the van, the 2019 Renault Master Z.E. range starts at 48 200 € (L1H1), without the ecological bonus of €6000 and the rental of the battery. This same diesel truck in the generic finish (entry level) displays 24 900 €. The rate screw step for the other versions is €900. We, therefore, achieve the following prices: L1H2 to 49 100 €, L2H2 to 50 000 €, L3H3 to 50 900 €. It is necessary to count 46 700 € for the floor cabin L2 and 46 850 € for the L3. The rental of the battery costs €74, VAT per month for 7 500 km per year. Beyond this mileage, Renault invoice €8 The additional 2 500 km. Finally, remember that a “fully electric” returns on average around €3.

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