Renault Trucks announce sale of UK’s first 100 percent electric D Z.E. trucks

Renault Trucks has partnered with two of the UK’s leading brands to announce the sale of its first two 100 percent electric medium duty vehicles.
Renault Trucks announce sale of UK’s first 100 percent electric D Z.E. trucks
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The news marks a milestone in the electrification of urban transport. Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, is introducing the first Renault Trucks D Z.E. 16t. Equipped with box body with rear side door and tail lift by PPS Commercials, this distribution model will join Warburtons secondary bread fleet carrying around six tonnes of bread and bakery products to multiple locations around London using only battery power and emitting no tailpipe emissions.

Water and waste company Suez recycling and recovery UK, has also announced the introduction of its first fully electric Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. 26t refuse vehicle to the UK.  As Bristol is one of the UK cities with the highest environmental ambitions, the company will use the D Wide Z.E. to collect commercial waste from city centre locations for processing at the company’s recycling and reprocessing site, reducing the city’s carbon footprint in multiple ways.

“We will share more of Renault Trucks’ sustainability commitments later in the year” said Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director of Renault Trucks UK and Ireland, “...and look forward to many other organisations joining us in the coming months.”

Both the D Z.E. for Warburtons and the D Wide Z.E. for SUEZ are planned to begin operations later in 2020.  More information will be shared as each vehicle enters service.

With a comprehensive range of electric trucks from 3.1 to 26 tonnes, Renault Trucks meets both current and future requirements of professionals operating in urban environments. These vehicles are ideally suited to waste collection and distribution operations, enabling low noise rounds at unconventional hours while preserving quality of life for local residents. Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E. are produced at the manufacturer’s plant in Blainville-sur-Orne (Calvados, France).

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