Renault Trucks has announced that from 2023, an all-electric Renault Trucks offer will be available for each segment, namely distribution, construction and long distance.
To support these developments, the company will also be setting up an organisation dedicated to electric mobility.
To help meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, Renault Trucks has said it’s committed to transforming the truck market by gradually electrifying its fleet to become carbon-neutral within 30 years.
As trucks have a lifespan of at least 10 years, all trucks manufactured by 2040 must run without fossil fuels. Battery-electric and fuel cell electric power will be crucial to achieve this major transformation towards carbon-free transport.
In March 2020, Renault Trucks began series production of its second generation of electric vehicles at the Blainville-sur-Orne plant.
Renault Trucks now boasts an all-electric range on the market, from 3.1 to 26 tonnes. Comprising the Renault Trucks D Z.E., D Wide Z.E. and the Renault Trucks Master Z.E., it is said to meet the requirements of urban transport, delivery, distribution and waste collection.
During the second half of the decade, Renault Trucks will be able to offer a range of electric trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells, mainly for demanding and heavy long-haul operations.
Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, commented: “Electric mobility is the pillar of our strategy and we aim to lead the field. We’re aiming for 35% of our sales to be electric in 2030. By 2040, all our vehicle ranges will be 100% fossil-free.”