Renault Trucks has delivered 23 electric trucks to Kuehne+Nagel France. In the configuration chosen by Kuehne+Nagel, the 23 16 ton Renault Trucks E-Tech D have a loading capacity of 18 or 21 pallets and are fitted with five 66 kWh battery packs for a range of 235 km on a single charge at the end of the vehicle’s life.
These electric trucks, which will be assigned to eight Kuehne+Nagel sites in France, are set to travel an average of 180 km per day, enabling the haulier to reduce its CO2 emissions by 730 tonnes per year. For increased safety of drivers and road users, Kuehne+Nagel has chosen to equip each electric truck with two cameras and four sensors.
Renault Trucks: significant electric trucks delivery
“We are proud to support Kuehne+Nagel in its energy transition, embodied today by these 23 Renault Trucks E-Tech D. In addition to supplying the vehicles, we have worked closely with Kuehne+Nagel right from its earliest intention to decarbonise its fleet: from the study and analysis of requirements to monitoring implementation and operation,” explained Christophe Martin, Managing Director of Renault Trucks France.
“We have an extensive groupage network of 56 agencies throughout France, with many short and medium distance routes that can be covered by electric vehicles. The ecological and energy transition is a challenge that concerns us all and we are proud, as a major player in the transport sector, to do our part and enable our customers to reduce the emissions generated by transport”, added Xavier Léger, Managing Director of Road Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel France. As a matter of fact, Kuehne+Nagel is taking action and already uses around 60 trucks running on hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO).