Thursday, May 30, 2024

Renault Trucks E-Tech T Release

Exciting news! We're happy to reveal that the Renault Trucks E-Tech T is the first electric vehicle to join Euro Truck Simulator 2 and is now available to drive through the Quick Jobs section in the game! Our continued partnership with Renault Trucks allows us to bring this cutting-edge, fully electric truck to our incredible community.

Back in April, we announced that the E-Tech T would be the first EV in Euro Truck Simulator in this blog. This announcement was followed by Renault Trucks' gracious invitation for us to attend the grand reveal event of the Renault Trucks E-Tech T, fondly dubbed the Good Truck, featuring the innovative LumiLor paint job, at their headquarters in Lyon. Following the reveal, Renault Trucks is currently taking this truck on a roadshow around Europe. It was a great pleasure to share this event with our #BestCommunityEver through a live stream directly from the venue. In that live stream, we also showcased the Renault Trucks E-Tech T in Euro Truck Simulator 2 for the first time ever, and you can watch the recording below!

Now let's take a closer look at this electric marvel! The Renault Trucks E-Tech T features a regular Renault T cabin with a completely new interior and a 4x2 chassis. The drivetrain features three electric motors mounted alongside the gearbox in the middle of the chassis, collectively providing 490 kW of power. 

The vehicle is equipped with a new fully digital dashboard computer that includes two screens. Additionally, a blind spot detector is integrated into the A-pillars. For the right-hand drive option, there is also a different interior layout. The E-Tech T also uses regenerative braking, which allows it to partially recharge using the engine brake or the service brake as much as 80 % of the energy invested in acceleration. 

As we previously said, just like in the real world, transitioning to electric vehicles poses unique challenges in our virtual realm. While our team has worked tirelessly to bring the E-Tech T to ETS2, our in-game infrastructure isn't fully ready to support electric vehicles. Gas stations, initially designed for traditional fuel vehicles, can't easily become electric charging stations without major modifications.

Currently, we're embarking on an experimental phase, our initial steps toward in-game electrification. That is why the E-Tech T, along with a few other electric trucks planned for the future, will be introduced in a special mode and will be accessible only through the Quick Jobs section with the delivery length for the E-Tech T limited to 300 km. In case you run out of power while on the road, we have implemented an emergency recharging service that can help you out for a fee. Our cautious approach ensures a smooth experience as we gradually integrate electric vehicles into our virtual world.

This update will not reset the in-game economy, so it may take some time for a quick job with the new E-Tech T to appear in your game. Please be patient and allow some in-game time to pass if you don't see a quick job with this new truck right away.

The introduction of the E-Tech T is a big milestone that marks the beginning of our journey toward in-game electrification - a historic moment for our community. We are more than proud that Renault Trucks has given us their trust to bring the beautiful and technologically advanced E-Tech T as the very first EV to our game. We eagerly await our community's feedback on its quietness, acceleration, behaviour, and smoothness and hope you will have fun driving it in Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Don't forget that we've partnered with Renault Trucks for another community design, which you can still apply for! In this new contest, our community is invited to assist the Renault Trucks team in designing a second paint job for the E-Tech T truck. This design will later be recreated on another fully electric and real E-Tech T vehicle, and also in Euro Truck Simulator 2. All finalists of this design contest will receive an exclusive package of Renault Trucks and SCS Software merchandise, along with exciting gifts from another esteemed partner, Thrustmaster!

We hope you are as excited as we are to try out this very first electric truck in Euro Truck Simulator 2! When you do, make sure to share your experience with us on our X/TwitterInstagramFacebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Spam, offensive, hateful and other inappropriate comments will be removed and authors may be permanently restricted from commenting.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.