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

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The Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric debuts at the IAA Transportation Motorshow in Hannover, Germany. It’s the brand’s latest commercial EV and fits above the electrified Kangoo but below the Master in the lineup.

The Trafic Van E-Tech Electric makes 121 horsepower (90 kilowatts) from its electric motor. The 52-kilowatt-hour battery provides 149 miles (240 kilometers) of range in the WLTP test. 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 Trafic Van E-Tech Electric is available in multiple body configurations. The total length is available as 16.67 feet (5.08 meters) or 17.98 feet (5.48 meters) long. Buyers can choose heights of 6.45 feet (1.967 meters) or 8.20 feet (2.498 meters). This provides storage volumes from 205 cubic feet (5.8 cubic meters) to 314 cubic feet (8.9 cubic meters), depending on the configuration.

There’s also a cabin floor variant for upfitters looking to create custom vehicles using this EV as a starting point.

Renault is not saying when Trafic Van E-Tech Electric goes on sale in Europe. Similarly, there are no pricing details available for it yet.

Last year, Renault introduced the Hippie Caviar Hotel RV concept (gallery above) using a pre-production electric Trafic as a starting point. One of its most interesting features was a bed that was capable of sliding out of the rear doors to let folks rest in nature. Plus, it had a rooftop terrace with backrests.

Renault even imagined the Caviar Hotel RV concept having luxury features like the ability to order food into the wilderness, and drones delivered those meals.

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

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