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Renault Trucks signs historic agreement to provide 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group in Europe

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Renault Trucks has taking a major step towards electrifying urban transport with a deal to provide 20 26-tonne electric trucks to global brewing giant Carlsberg.

The D Wide Z.E. models will be operated by the Feldschlösschen brewery, the group’s Swiss subsidiary.

The trucks will make daily delivery rounds of between 100-200km to supply Feldschlösschen Swiss clients from the brewer’s 15 logistical sites in Switzerland. Each truck has a 200kWh battery and real-world operating range of around 200km.

Bruno Blin, president of Renault Trucks, said: “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.”

Renault Trucks produces electric models up to 26 tonnes at its French plant in Blainville-sur-Orne.

In 2019, Carlsberg Group achieved a 30% reduction in relative carbon emissions at its breweries compared to 2015. It obtained 56% of electricity from renewable sources, including five carbon-neutral sites that only use renewable energy.