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Renault Master ZE review

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The Renault Master ZE is the missing piece in Renault's electric vehicle puzzle. While the French manufacturer can claim 25% of electric vehicle sales worldwide and already has a small electric van, the Kangoo ZE, it hasn't had a large zero-emissions van until now.

The Master ZE is equipped with a 76bhp motor that takes its energy from a 33kWh battery located under the loadspace floor, and has an official range of 124 miles. In real-world conditions, that number is said to be closer to 74 miles, but that still puts it at the forefront of the electric big van market and ahead of its main rival, the Volkswagen e-Crafter.

Payload for the Master ZE is a still-respectable at 1100kg at its maximum, but load volumes remain completely unchanged compared with the standard Renault Master. That means buyers can still choose from a range of vehicles offering 8m3-13m3 of carrying capacity. As well as panel vans, there are two platform cab versions of different lengths, with a maximum payload of 1370kg, that are suitable for high-capacity body conversion to transport up to 19m3.

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