The all-electric Renault Trucks Master Z.E. has won the Green Van of the Year 2019 at the inaugural Great British Fleet Awards held on January 24 in London.
Created to recognise innovation and talent in the fleet industry, and the products and services which support operators running safer, greener, more cost effective fleets, the awards were judged by Fleet World’s expert panel of editors.
In presenting Renault Trucks with the Green Van of the Year award, judges praised the Master Z.E’s environmental credentials, and in particular noted the wide range of specialist vehicles in full electric Master Z.E. form, from chilled distribution to minibuses and a cherry picker, available in drive-away options from the manufacturer’s Ready for Business range.
Kevin Gregory, Publishing Director, Fleet World Group commented: “Renault is no stranger to the electric market. With Master Z.E. the company has done its own thing, opting for a 3.1-tonne van rather than relying on a rise in permitted weight to make the van a viable proposition. And when driving the van, you would hardly know that you are behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, making it easy for fleets to adopt.”
Grahame Neagus, Head of LCV at Renault Trucks UK and Ireland said: “It is a privilege to accept this award on behalf of Renault Trucks, which recognises the importance of electromobility in our sustainable urban transport strategy. The Renault Trucks Master Z.E. is the perfect solution for urban environments, and is not only ideally suited for ‘last-mile’ deliveries, but as the judging panel has also noted, with our pre-bodied Ready for Business range, we are also catering for other applications carrying out essential operations in our towns and cities.”
The Renault Trucks Master Z.E. belongs to the new family of all-electric commercial vehicle solutions up to 26-tonnes GVW, which also features the Renault Trucks D Z.E and the Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E.