Renault Trucks has unveiled new ambitions in the field of electrifying the world’s trucks, with an offer called E-Tech, making it easier for customers to jump on the E-Bandwagon.

For several years now, Renault Trucks has been offering a steadily expanding range of electric trucks and its sales volumes reflect this rapid progress: in 2021, 249 electric trucks were delivered and 613 were ordered.

Renault Trucks is now increasing its ambitions. The manufacturer plans for 50% of its sales to be electric by 2030 and, by 2040, 100% of the vehicles sold will be carbon neutral.

To support these ambitions, Renault Trucks realises they will have to help hauliers in their transition to carbon neutrality. This new electric offering, which is named E-Tech and focuses on 360° support for customers, is set to replace the current offer of Z.E electric trucks.

Renault Trucks Electric Rigid Truck
These new electric trucks will have a gross vehicle weight of 44 tonnes and be available in 4×2 and 6×2 tractor versions and 4×2, 6×2 and 8×4 tridem rigids

The E-Truck Range

The Renault Trucks E-Tech offer comprises both a range of high performance electric vehicles and all-round support for customers in their energy transition, from their initial purchase to monitoring the operations of their electric trucks.

This support is structured in four phases:

An initial phase during which Renault Trucks helps customers draw up their decarbonisation plans and analyse and define their needs. The manufacturer provides its expertise in the solutions available on the market and understanding of the business constraints of its customers.

A second phase of diagnosis, based on precise knowledge of the customer’s activity, including analysis of the fleet and routes and an analysis of the sites’ electrical facilities. It involves use of simulation tools to help customers make decisions and monitor their activity, such as a carbon emission reduction simulator and a range simulator. Following this diagnosis, Renault Trucks provides the customer with a detailed recommendation, which includes a roll-out schedule and a forecast of the reduction in CO2 emissions for the coming years.

Electric Renault Trucks tractor unit
The new models will be branded the Renault Trucks T E-Tech for regional transport and the Renault Trucks C E-Tech for the construction industry

Next, a phase during which Renault Trucks becomes the architect of the decarbonisation project and co-builds the new electric mobility ecosystem alongside the customer. The solution includes financing, taking into account local or governmental subsidies, the definition and setup of the complete truck with its equipment and bodywork, on-site charging facilities, maintenance agreements, etc. It is during this phase that Renault Trucks provides its customer with an electric truck, so that it can be tested in real working conditions.

In the final phase, Renault Trucks acts as the project manager for the customer’s decarbonisation solution: installation of on-site charging facilities, training of drivers and fleet administrators, etc. Last but not least, Renault Trucks and its network support customers in the operational monitoring of their fleet, thanks to vehicle connectivity. This involves the manufacturer monitoring the charging facilities, tracking driving and consumption and making suggestions for optimisation, recommending routes, and optimising maintenance operations.

Hauliers need practical support in their transition to electric vehicles. Renault Trucks is at their side in their decarbonisation plans, providing support based on expertise, anticipation, proximity, peace of mind and fast performance.