Renault Master Z.E. gets bigger battery for more range

Renault Master Z.E. gets bigger battery for more range

From spring 2022, the all-electric Renault Master Z.E. will get more battery capacity and therefore a longer range. The battery capacity of the Master Z.E. will increase from 33 to 52 kWh, bringing the range in the WLTP city cycle to 244 kilometres.

The Master Z.E. is available in three types - van, chassis and platform chassis - as well as eight versions, which can be combined through a choice of three lengths and two heights. The model was first unveiled in early 2017, and the electric Master has been on sale since September 2018, having already received a visual refresh the following year. Until now, a maximum range of 120 kilometres according to WLTP has applied with the 33-kWh battery, so the battery update now announced should double the radius of the e-transporter - to the 244 kilometres listed above in the WLTP city cycle.

What's also new is that the Master Z.E. will be fast-chargeable; up to now, the maximum charge has been 7.4 kW AC. Starting in the spring, the model should be able to be fast-charged "to 80 percent in two hours and fully charged in just three hours. The French don't mention the specific DC charging power at this point. Instead, they emphasize that the new battery comes with a warranty of eight years or 160,000 kilometers.