Renault Trucks has announced a contract with the Carlsberg Group to deliver 20 D-Wide ZE. The 100% electric 26-tonne trucks, which will be delivered in 2020, will be operated by Carlsberg Group’s Swiss subsidiary, the Feldschlösschen brewery.
Renault believes that urban transport needs to move towards electric mobility quickly to improve quality of life in city centres and tackle global CO2 emissions.
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 electric trucks are rolling off the assembly line and will be on the roads of Europe in a few weeks’ time.”
The 20 trucks will make daily delivery rounds of between 100 and 200km to supply Feldschlösschen’s Swiss clients from the brewer’s 15 logistics centres across Switzerland. Feldschlösschen is committed to zero-emission logistics, partly through production sites being served by railway lines.
With a comprehensive range of electric trucks from 3.1 to 26 tonnes, Renault meets both current and future requirements of professionals operating in urban environments.