Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric Debuts As Van With 149-Mil Range

The Renault Traffic Van E-Tech Electric made its debut at the IAA Transportation Motorshow in Hannover, Germany. This is the brand’s newest commercial EV and fits above the electrified Kangoo but below the Master in its lineup.

The Trafic Van E-Tech Electric produces 121 horsepower (90 kilowatts) from its electric motor. The 52-kilowatt-hour battery provided a range of 149 miles (240 kilometers) in WLTP testing. The vehicle supports single-phase 7.0 kW AC charging, 22 kW AC charging at public stations, and an optional 50 kW DC fast charger.

The van can carry up to 2,430 pounds (1,100 kilograms). The maximum towing capacity is 1,653 pounds (750 kilograms).

The E-Tech Electric Traffic Van is available in several body configurations. The total length is available as 16.67 feet (5.08 meters) or 17.98 feet (5.48 meters). Buyers can choose a height of 6.45 feet (1,967 meters) or 8.20 feet (2,498 meters). It provides storage volumes from 205 cubic feet (5.8 cubic meters) to 314 cubic feet (8.9 cubic meters), depending on the configuration.

There is also a cabin floor variant for upfitters who want to build a custom vehicle using this EV as a starting point.

Renault did not say when the Trafic Van E-Tech Electric went on sale in Europe. Similarly, no pricing details are available for it yet.

Last year, Renault introduced the Hippie Caviar Hotel RV concept (gallery above) using pre-production electric Traffic as a starting point. One of the most attractive features is the bed that can slide out the back door to let people rest in nature. Plus, it has a roof terrace with ottomans.

Renault even envisions the Caviar Hotel RV concept having luxury features like the ability to order food out into the wild, and a drone that delivers the food.

The company brought the smaller Hippie Caviar Motel concept to this year’s IAA Transportation Motorshow. It uses an electric Kangoo van as a starting point. The vehicle features a bench that folds into a bed, a panoramic roof and a ski rack. Recycled tires and cork are on the floor and shelves.

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