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Twenty electric Renault trucks for Carlsberg Group

Renault Trucks has taken a key step towards transforming urban transport by announcing the signing of a contract with the Carlsberg Group for the delivery of 20 D Wide Z.E. 26-ton trucks.

Bruno Blin, president of the Volvo Group subsidiary Renault Trucks, recently handed Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, the keys to a D Wide Z.E., the first vehicle of the order for 20 fully-electric trucks placed by the Swiss brewery.

Renault Trucks provides a comprehensive range of fully-electric vehicles from 3.1 to 26 tons. It is currently one of the first industrial vehicle manufacturers to produce series electric trucks in its Normandy factory at Blainville-sur-Orne.

“I’m convinced that electric mobility is the solution when it comes to environmental and climate issues, both for ourselves and for future generations,” said Blin.

“I’m delighted that Renault Trucks is supporting Feldschlösschen and Carlsberg, a pioneering group when it comes to investing in electric technology. The transportation industry is experiencing a major shift. Our industry is set to change more in the next ten years than it has over the past century and through this partnership Carlsberg and Renault Trucks are showing the way forward.”

Amstutz added: “We are proud to see our pioneering work with electric trucks, which began several years ago now, finally paying off. We are the first company in Switzerland and even Europe to use these environmentally friendly trucks for beverage transport. Our ambition is to take on a leading role not only in the development of beers and beverages, but also in beverage logistics and climate protection.”