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Carlsberg Takes Delivery of Electric Truck Fleet from Renault

Carlsberg Takes Delivery of Electric Truck Fleet from Renault
02 December 2020
 

After signing a contract with the Carlsberg Group, Renault Trucks has delivered a D Wide Z.E. 26 ton truck, the first vehicle of an order for twenty fully-electric trucks.

Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Swiss brewery group has partnered with Renault to work together towards a carbon-neutral distribution model.

 

“We are the first company in Switzerland and even Europe to use these environmentally friendly trucks for beverage transport. Our ambition is to take on a leading role not only in the development of beers and beverages, but also in beverage logistics and climate protection.”

–Thomas Amstutz

CEO, Feldschlösschen

 

“Electric Mobility is the Solution”

 

"I'm convinced that electric mobility is the solution when it comes to environmental and climate issues, both for ourselves and for future generations," declared Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks.

"I'm delighted that Renault Trucks is supporting Feldschlösschen and Carlsberg, a pioneering group when it comes to investing in electric technology. The transportation industry is experiencing a major shift. Our industry is set to change more in the next ten years than it has over the past century and through this partnership Carlsberg and Renault Trucks are showing the way forward.”

Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, continued: "We are proud to see our pioneering work with electric trucks, which began several years ago now, finally paying off. 

“We are the first company in Switzerland and even Europe to use these environmentally friendly trucks for beverage transport. Our ambition is to take on a leading role not only in the development of beers and beverages, but also in beverage logistics and climate protection.”

Feldschlösschen and the Carlsberg Group, which are strongly committed to environmental protection and reducing global warming, are systematically pursuing the objectives of their “Together Towards ZERO” sustainability strategy and aim to reach a CO2-neutral distribution. 

To help Feldschlösschen achieve these objectives they will use renewable electricity for the last few miles and rail transport for long distances.

 

Renault’s Zero-Emission Range

 

Electric vehicles respect air quality by emitting neither CO2 nor NOx (nitrogen oxide) when in use. They can be driven regardless of any restrictions put in place by municipalities, even during periods of peak pollution.

As they are silent, they can be used in city centres at night, thereby respecting the sleep of local residents and helping traffic flow more freely during the day.

Renault Trucks is currently one of the first industrial vehicle manufacturers to produce series electric trucks in its Normandy factory at Blainville-sur-Orne.

Picture: a photograph of one of Renault’s electric trucks

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 02 December 2020

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