Renault Trucks will sell 20 electric D Z.E. vehicles to French company Urby, a subsidiary of the La Poste Group and the Banque des Territoires. Urby operates in 21 cities, including 19 metropolitan areas in France, providing urban delivery and goods collection services , as well as the storage and collection of packaging used by businesses. This purchase allows Urby to meet growing demand from its customers and the tightening of urban regulations, especially the gradual introduction of Low Emission Zones.
Renault Trucks for Urby: twenty 16-ton trucks are on the way
The French company has opted for 20 Renault Trucks D Z.E. 4×2 16-ton trucks. This choice was motivated «by Renault Trucks’ proven technology, the vehicle’s operating range, which is in line with the required use, and the maintenance provided by the manufacturer’s specialised network», as stated by the official press release. These 20 electric truck units will be put into service in around 15 cities in France from 2022, including Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and Nantes.
«We believe that the future of the delivery business lies in green solutions» explained Frédéric Delaval, Executive Director of the Urby network. «Our objective is to reinvent, and even revitalise, the delivery of goods from an environmental point of view. Thanks to its high payload capacity, the all-electric Renault Trucks D Z.E. is a key player in the innovative goods transport market».
Leading the change
«Here at Renault Trucks, the fight against global warming is our priority. We believe in electric mobility to ensure the sustainability of our environment and that of future generations. This requires an in-depth transformation of the transport industry, which manufacturers and transporters must carry out together. With the launch of these 20 all-electric trucks in France, Urby and Renault Trucks are leading this change», added Renault Trucks President Bruno Blin.
This is indeed another important delivery announced by Renault Trucks after a similar one regarding 20 all-electric vehicles to a major Swiss brewery. Recently, a 19-ton D Wide Z.E. model has been added to the renown range of electric vehicles by Renault Trucks.