Renault Trucks says it is taking “a critical step in the transformation of urban transport” by signing of a contract with the Carlsberg Group to deliver 20 D Wide ZE vehicles.
These 100 per cent electric 26-tonne trucks, which will be delivered in 2020, will be operated by the Feldschlösschen brewery, the Carlsberg Group’s Swiss subsidiary.
Renault Trucks says urban transport “needs to move towards electric mobility quickly” in order to improve quality of life in city centres and tackle global CO2 emissions.
The company says is taking “a decisive step” in this direction and is announcing the signing of a contract with the Carlsberg Group to deliver 20 D Wide ZE to the Feldschlösschen brewery in Switzerland.
Bruno Blin, president of Renault Trucks, says: “It is the first order of this scale in Europe.
“It proves to our customers that the transport sector is undergoing a major transformation and reflects an industrial and commercial reality: our Renault Trucks electric trucks are rolling off the assembly line and will be on the roads of Europe in a few weeks’ time.”
These 20 Renault Trucks D Wide ZE 26t will make daily delivery rounds of between 100 and 200 km to supply Feldschlösschen Swiss clients from the brewer’s 15 logistical sites in Switzerland.
Feldschlösschen is working towards “zero-emission logistics”, partly through production sites being served by railway lines.
With a range of electric trucks from 3.1 to 26 tonnes, Renault Trucks says its vehicles meet “both current and future requirements of professionals operating in urban environments”.
These vehicles are designed for waste collection and distribution operations, enabling noiseless rounds at unconventional hours.
Renault Trucks D and D Wide ZE are produced at the manufacturer’s plant in Blainville-sur-Orne (Calvados, France).