RENAULT Master Ze Electric

ELECTRIC ML35 57KW Business Low Roof Chassis Cab Auto
RENAULT Master Ze Electric - ELECTRIC ML35 57KW Business Low Roof Chassis Cab Auto
Vehicle Information
List Price
£71,046.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Electric
Fuel Consumption
N MPG
0-62 mph
Payload
1620 kg
Max Tow Weight
N kg
CO2
11 g/km
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BODY GLASS
  • Electric front windows
BRAKES
  • 4 disc brakes
  • ABS EBD
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend
  • Trailor swing assist
BULKHEAD/PARTITION
  • Full steel bulkhead with glazing
COMMUNICATION
  • Z.E. voice
DRIVER AIDS
  • PAS
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Multi-function trip computer with rev counter
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Heated with electric adjustment external door mirrors
ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
  • Multi-function trip computer with rev counter
ELECTRICAL
  • Mennekes charging cable
  • Reinforced battery
  • Side Z.E. charging socket
ENGINE
  • 22 litres AdBlue tank
  • Engine speed limiter 62mph
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Radio with DAB, Bluetooth, CD and USB
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • C shaped DRL's
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • Centre console with twin cupholders
  • Closed glovebox
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Kaleido cloth upholstery
  • Overhead parcel shelf
SAFETY
  • 3 point height adjustable seatbelts with pretensioners
  • Drivers airbag
SEATS
  • Height adjustable driver seat with lumbar support and armrest
  • Passenger seat bench
SECURITY
  • Deadlocking
  • Electronic immobiliser
  • Remote central locking (foldable 2 button key)
SERVICE
  • Deadlocking
  • Electronic immobiliser
  • Remote central locking (foldable 2 button key)
TEST CYCLES
  • Mennekes charging cable
  • Reinforced battery
  • Side Z.E. charging socket
TRIM - PART LEATHER
  • Full steel bulkhead with glazing
WHEELS
  • 16" steel wheels with small wheel stylers
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Spare wheel
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • Battery Capacity in kWh: 33
  • Battery Charge Type 1 kW: 3.7
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes): 660
  • Battery Charge Type 2 kW: 7
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes): 360
  • Battery Leased: Data Not Available
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type: Type+2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km: 152
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles: 124
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 62000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 5
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb: 121
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb: 75
  • CO: N
  • CO2: 0
  • HC: N
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): N
  • NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: N
  • Automatic Transmission: True
  • Bore: N
  • Catalytic Convertor: N
  • CC: 1
  • Compression Ratio: N
  • Cooling System: N
  • Cylinder Layout: N
  • Cylinders: N
  • Engine Layout: FRONT+TRANSVERSE
  • Engine Make: N
  • Fuel Delivery: N
  • Fuel Type: ELECTRIC
  • Gears: 1+SPEED
  • Manual Transmission: Data Not Available
  • Number of Valves: N
  • Stroke: N
  • Valve gear: N
  • EC: N
  • EC Combined: N
  • EC Extra Urban: N
  • EC Urban: N
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
  • Alternator Amps: N
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Badge Engine CC: 0
  • Badge Power: 76
  • Based On ID: N
  • Battery AH: N
  • Battery Volts: N
  • Chassis Engine Number: N
  • Clutch: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code: N
  • Coin Power Output Code: N
  • Coin Series: N
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code: N
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code: N
  • Exhaust System: N
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: Data Not Available
  • Insurance Group 1: N
  • Insurance Group 2: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • Running Cost League Headings: N
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Service Interval Mileage: 12500
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: N1
  • Vin/Frame No.: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • BHP: 76
  • Engine Power KW: 57
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 166
  • Engine Torque MKG: 22.9
  • Engine Torque NM: 225
  • PS: Data Not Available
  • Top Speed: 62
  • Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC+Correlated
  • Alloys?: Data Not Available
  • Automatic Clutch: Data Not Available
  • Plated 3rd Axle: N
  • Plated 4th Axle: N
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Make: N
  • Tyre Size Front: 215%2F65+R16
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215%2F65+R16
  • Tyre Size Spare: FULL+SIZE
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 16%22+STEEL
  • Front Overhang: 869
  • Height: 2265
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5670
  • Load Deck Height: N
  • Load Height: N
  • Load Length: N
  • Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches: N
  • Load Width: 2170
  • Lower Rear Door Width: N
  • Rear Door Height: N
  • Rear Overhang: 1119
  • Side Load Door Height: N
  • Side Load Door Width: N
  • Upper Rear Door Width: N
  • Wheelbase: 3682
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 2070
  • Width (including mirrors): 2470
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: N
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): N
  • Gross Train Weight: 3500
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3500
  • Load Space Volume: N
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed: N
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up: N
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down: N
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed: N
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up: N
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1880
  • No. of Seats: 3
  • Payload: 1620
By Line

Renault's Master has been given the once over as part of a rejuvenated LCV range. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Renault Master has been a mainstay of the large van sector for some time now, along with its siblings, the Nissan NV400 and Vauxhall Movano. With a vast choice of body styles, engines and options, the Master features economical and refined powerplants, load volumes from 8 to 22 cubic metres and fresh face.

Background

Renault's Master van is one of those commercial vehicles that seems to do just enough to warrant its own existence in the UK, rarely being the first vehicle buyers consider in a large van segment dominated by models like the Mercedes Sprinter, the Volkswagen Crafter or the Ford Transit. In Europe it's a different matter, the Master racking up some impressive sales. Spawned from the same basis as the Vauxhall Movano and Nissan NV400, the Master has been around in one guise or another since 1980, with that first generation model lasting for 17 years. Its 1997 replacement stuck around for a mere 13 years and the third generation Master appeared in 2010 and has now been revised to keep things current. Is it time we gave the Master the respect it would appear to deserve?

Driving Experience

The biggest changes to this Master come under the bonnet, where Renault now offers a choice of four dCi diesel engines. They're all based on the same 2.3-litre block, but the 110 and 125PS entry level engines are bolstered by one turbocharger, while the heavier duty 135 and 165PS units get a pair of turbos bolted on. Even the 110PS unit generates a respectable slug of torque, with 285Nm available at just 1,250rpm. The twin-turbo 165PS powerplant is good for 360Nm at 1,500rpm. A dual mass flywheel and a crankshaft with eight counterweights also help to reduce engine noise and cut the amount of vibration coming into the cabin. The Master is available in both front and rear-wheel drive layouts and Renault has even built a special heavy hauler model optimised for motorway usage. The rear-wheel drive L4 version with single rear wheels has been added to the Master catalogue, in addition to the existing twin rear-wheel version. This variant means that 30 extra centimetres are now available between the interior rear wheel wells, which means a europallet can be loaded widthways. Five such pallets can be accommodated, and that is sure to interest long distance operators and express courier businesses at which this version is aimed. This version of the Master is only available with twin turbo engines. Fuel consumption is down by around half a litre per 100km compared with the equivalent twin-wheeled version, thanks notably to a longer final drive ratio (which means lower revs for the same travelling speed), plus the vehicle's lighter weight, reduced rolling resistance and the better aerodynamics of the single rear wheels.

Design and Build

The cabin of the Master has been designed to be as car-like in its seating position as possible while incorporating a number of 'office on wheels' features. Renault has given a lot of thought to the depth of the footwells relative to the hip point of the seating and the degree of seat rake available to offer a supremely comfortable driving angle that's a long way from the sit-up-and-beg stance you had to adopt in older vans. A suspension seat is available as an option, as indeed is seat heating. The design of the windscreen and side windows, plus the high-up seating position ensure commanding vertical and horizontal fields of vision of 39.9 and 193.1 degrees respectively.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £19,000 excluding VAT, which is in line with its sibling vehicles from Nissan and Vauxhall. Of course, there's an absolutely dizzying array of Master variants with more than 120 different models already on Renault's books, with carrying capacities extending from 8 to 22 cubic metres. As well as the panel vans we examine here, there are people carriers, buses, chassis cabs and twin-cab chassis, platform cabs, crew vans and tippers. The Master is offered in four lengths, three wheelbases and with two different rear overhangs. Front and rear-wheel drive is available, with the rear-wheel drive chassis sold with single or twin rear wheels. Then there are four gross vehicle weights: 2.8 tonnes, 3.3 tonnes, 3.5 tonnes (with single or twin rear wheels) and 4.5 tonnes (with twin rear wheels). Standard equipment provision looks good with a DAB stereo, Bluetooth hands free telephony, a CD player plus USB and iPod connectivity. There's also an optional system incorporating the Carminat TomTom navigation system with an overhead screen. There are also a number of driver aids that improve safety, such as the Grip Xtend function that optimises grip on soft surfaces, hill start assist, stability control with load adaptive control and simpler things such as a wide view mirror built into the passenger sun visor that eliminates the traditional blind spot.

Practicalities & Costs

Reducing fuel consumption has been a key driver in the development of this revised Master and the diesel engines all see improvements in this regard. For instance, the dCi 165 unit consumes up to 7.3 mpg less than its predecessor powered by the previous-generation dCi 150. This equates to a typical saving of £1,500 over three years. With fuel consumption as low as 40.9 mpg for the 110PS van, the Master is one of the most economical large LCVs around. It's as practical as you'd expect from a vehicle this big too. Access to the Master's load area is via the side-hinged rear doors or a sliding side door on the left side of the vehicle. An additional sliding side door on the opposite flank can be specified. The loading height is usefully low at 546mm and even the rear wheel-drive models only increase that to around 700mm. The standard warranty is 3 years and 100,000 miles or 2 years with unlimited mileage.

Summary

The Renault Master is one of those vans that has improved at such a steady rate that it's quietly turned from an also-ran into a real contender. No, the interior doesn't feel quite as plush as a Crafter or a Sprinter, but you won't worry too much about that when you drive the Master and realise that it's more comfortable than both of them, so you'll emerge fresher after a long day at the wheel. There's also a vast amount of different configuration options to choose from and the special L4 body optimised for motorway use is bound to attract the attention of those operators who need goods hauled long distances quickly and efficiently. The one thing that comes shining through like a beacon when giving this vehicle the once-over is that Renault has clearly engaged deeply with not just the people who buy vans, but the people who use them on a day to day basis. That can only spell good things.

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Vehicle Information
List Price
£71,046.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Electric
Fuel Consumption
N MPG
0-62 mph
Engine Size
0.0
No. of Doors
0
CO2
11 g/km
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
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Business Lease
£707.44
Initial Rental (Exc VAT)
£6,366.96
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RENAULT Master Ze Electric

ELECTRIC ML35 57KW Business Low Roof Chassis Cab Auto

RENAULT MASTER ZE ELECTRIC ELECTRIC
Your Summary
Contract Hire
exc. VAT
£707.44
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£6,366.96 ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
8000 miles
Maintenance
Not included
List Price
£71,046.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC