Electric Vehicle: A Must-Have?
For the past few months, work has been intensifying on the next iteration of the Renault Master and we’ve already observed two prototypes whilst they were being tested at an initial stage. Now, current pictures depict that progress has been achieved for the French firm’s utilitarian vehicle which is now undergoing trials in the hotter climes of Southern Europe.
For the unacquainted, Renault’s highest-ranking light commercial vehicle has been in operation with its present shape since 2010, and it is also accessible under Nissan, Opel, as well as Vauxhall tags. Its brand-new inheritor is now being tested on European streets displaying a potential manufacturing body yet maybe with provisional lights. The Renault Master isn’t supplied in the United States, but it is manufactured locally in Brazil for South American markets.
For its fourth iteration, the automobile manufacturer is anticipated to veer towards electrification with significant commitment. There no indications in these experiments implying anything more than routine operation, particularly since both prototypes feature tailpipes. Despite the fact that diesel motors are not anymore associated with efficacy, in Europe the LCV market is still largely reliant on them and it’s expected that the new Master will be equipped with a diesel motor. The existing version holds a 2.3-liter dCi powertrain offering up to 180 horsepower and given there isn’t any apparent invention, we aren’t assuming something different.
An all-electric variation could be seen as a requirement right now, in particular taking into consideration the present Master’s robust zero-emissions model. This is currently somewhat outdated with its limited 55 kilowatt-hour energy container granting around 120 miles (190 kilometers) on one charge, raising it up would certainly be an excellent addition to the range. Lastly, there have been rumors about possibly a hydrogen-operated variant.
Rumors are circulating that the new Master is slated for a release to the public sometime next year. When it will actually debut may depend on the timing, whether it’s deemed a 2024 or a 2025 model upon hitting shelves in Europe.
Source: SH Proshots