Volvo Group says, 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 is setting up an organisation dedicated to electric mobility.
France’s Renault Trucks is a fully-owned subsidiary of Sweden’s Volvo Group.
To help meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to under 1.5 degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels, Renault Trucks is committed to transforming the truck market by gradually electrify its fleet to become carbon-neutral within 30 years.
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.
Renault Trucks will also capitalise on the partnerships developed by Volvo Energy, the Volvo Group’s new entity dedicated to the supply, second life and recycling of batteries, as well as to charging solutions.
Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, says: “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.”
In March 2020, Renault Trucks began series production of its second generation of electric vehicles at the Blainville-sur-Orne plant in France. Renault Trucks now boasts a comprehensive all-electric range on the market, from 3.1 to 26 tonnes