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Renault to unveil electric and hydrogen vans at Lyon’s Solutrans trade fair

Artist's impression: Renault's stand at the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon

Renault is set to reveal a new hydrogen van prototype and two new all-electric vans as part of four commercial vehicle unveilings at the Solutrans trade fair in Lyon next week.

The French manufacturer will present the new Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric, the new Renault Trafic Van, the Master E-Tech Electric with enhanced range and the Master chassis cab H2-Tech prototype at the event tomorrow (November 16).

Its new product will sit at the heart of a 1,000 square metre stand which will also showcase the work of some of the OEM’s 400 certified van converters worldwide.

The All-New Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric, set to make its market debut in spring 2022, will deliver a potential zero-emissions range of 186 miles thanks to a 45kWh capacity lithium-ion battery and is capable of adding a full charge in 30 minutes at an 80kW DC charger.

Renault’s larger new Master E-Tech Electric has a 52 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery to offer a range up to 121 miles and a 22kW DC charger providing an 80% charge in just two hours, meanwhile.

Renault said that the start of Master E-Tech Electric sales is scheduled for spring 2022.

Potentially bringing a hydrogen solution to Renault’s new range of commercial vehicles is the Master chassis cab H2-Tech prototype, meanwhile.

Offering a range of around 155 miles it also offers the potential for bespoke conversion, giving professionals the ability to transport large loads of up to 19 cubic metres.

Back in April this year Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall reveale that Stellantis' commercial vehicle dealers must prepare for an influx of hydrogen-powered vans ahead of launches in 2022.

Also on display at the Solutrans trade fair this week will be Renault’s new Trafic van.

The new Trafic will usher in a completely redesigned cabin, new and more powerful blue dCi engines, ranging from 110PS to 170PS, and fresh in-car technology for more information, connectivity and safety.

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