For the country’s green bus program, the Waberer is the biggest test drive of the electric truck. There is some baroque exaggeration in this, of course, because the company known for its sunny logo not only actually tests but also buys tried and tested electric trucks. At the end of January, Renault Trucks delivered an official key at the Biatorbágy site. Then WaberL subsidiary WSZL acquired the Renault D Wide ZE truck with a gross weight of 16 tons. In the four months since, the model has been in continuous use. To find out what experience they had with us, we visited the car at BILK in Budapest.
The all-electric D Wide ZE is a one-of-a-kind car. At the moment, this piece is still found in Hungary, although a copy of the model has been made at the French manufacturer’s plant in Blainville-sur-Orne since 2020. But since then a lot of water has flowed down the Danube, and they could Calculate how much everything happened up to the sun, but the point is that it also made it to Hungary. “Since we’ve been here with us, we’ve been using it mostly for urban charging, like the Volvo FL Electric. But every once in a while, there have been examples of us driving on the highway.” Emre Ferris, the driver of the Renault electric car, told me.
This is how the first Hungarian Renault electronic truck works
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The driver’s direction is also supported by the platform side windows.
A turquoise steering wheel or instrument panel indicates the vehicle’s zero-emissions drivetrain.
Imre Veres has been driving this electric truck for a few months now.
The charging connector is located behind the cab, right next to the wheel arch.
D Wide ZE Electric has a spacious and bright cabin
Betrayal icons: batteries next to the lid.
It also has a tailgate like the Volvo FL Electric.
The two-axle D Wide ZE, which weighs 7.3 tons empty, is almost identical to the sister model already mentioned. The vehicle is powered by a high-powered 252 hp (185 kW) electric motor that draws the power it needs to run from a 264 kWh lithium-ion battery. The axes were placed under the superstructure, between the two axes. The capacity of one battery is 66 kWh, exactly 4 units are installed in the WSZL. But otherwise, it will be possible to integrate more than six lithium-ion batteries. With four battery packs, you can get a range of 200 to 240 kilometers from the D Wide ZE, while six batteries can have a range of up to 400 kilometers.
In the WSZL, it is now seen that the average, i.e., 264 kWh, is sufficient. “It definitely doesn’t go over 150km a day. So you can say you can always stick to a day with credit, it wasn’t like having to answer an address because let’s say it was stressful. Plus, we always come back with a 40-battery charge. 70 percentEmre Ferris, who will make 4-6 titles a day with this electric product, noted. Once the truck had finished its shift, he would always put it on the charger to get it ready the next morning. Experience has shown that when charged at 50 percent, it takes charge 4 to 5 hours, and a full charge takes 7 to 9 hours.
And what is the look of driving Renault D Wide ZE? Does the neck ring the same way? Volvo FL electric? “It’s very good to drive, easy to walk, it accelerates very well, I think it has more torque than a diesel engine, but that is more noticeable when starting. In addition, it also pulls when fully loaded. What you need more The concern with it is that you don’t have a voice, so you have to take poor care of pedestrians or cyclists because they may not be heard in time.” D Wide ZE driver added. (That’s why an industrial sound generator has recently become mandatory for electric trucks.) Driver action is supported by small additions such as the reversing camera, load sensor or blind spot monitor. In this way, the safety of the car can be monitored as much as possible and congestion is avoided.
The truck has covered 8,566 kilometers since it went into operation in late January. At this mileage, it used a total of 8,285 kWh of energy (600 and 24V systems combined), of which 1,651 kWh was recovering, so it didn’t have to be taken out of the charging station to work. The average consumption was about 0.92 kWh/km, which can be considered adequate in the medium duty truck segment. From this point of view, it is clear that the Waberer subsidiary bought the car, and it is not surprising that there is an electric motor Duff CFAlso installed. We also look forward to your experience!
If you are interested in how quiet the Renault D Wide ZE can be on the go, check out the short video below!
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