Press release - 6 November 2023
Renault Trucks focuses on the road to decarbonisation at Solutrans
Renault Trucks will be taking part in the 17th Solutrans trade fair to be held at Lyon-Eurexpo from 21 to 25 November 2023. On a stand of over 900 m2, the manufacturer will be presenting its solutions for low-carbon transport, which embody the three pillars of its strategy to reduce CO2 emissions. This involves producing trucks with ever-improving energy efficiency, providing all-electric solutions for emission-free transport during use, extending the life of its vehicles under a circular approach, and working on solutions for 100% carbon-free last-mile logistics.
Renault Trucks will be exhibiting ten vehicles at the 17th Solutrans trade fair in Lyon, the manufacturer's historic birthplace, on a stand of over 900 m2 (Hall 4), divided into sections:
- Urban mobility;
- Energy efficiency;
- Circular economy;
ELECTROMOBILITY, URBAN MOBILITY & LAST-MILE LOGISTICS
Renault Trucks is committed to energy transformation that is primarily focused on electric mobility. The manufacturer now offers a complete range of all-electric vehicles, from 650kg cargo bikes to 44t tractors and urban construction trucks.
Visitors to Solutrans will have the chance to see the brand-new Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C on the stand. These trucks, which are designed for regional distribution and urban construction and feature the brand's new logo, are goes into series production in November at the Renault Trucks plant in Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes).
Alongside them, a Renault Trucks E-Tech D will be on show, featuring its new front design. This medium-duty vehicle will also be equipped with new features to improve safety in urban areas, both for drivers and other road users. They pre-empt application of the General Safety Regulation (GSR), due to come into force in July 2024.
Light Commercial vehicles will also be showcased. An all-electric Renault Trucks E-Tech Trafic, the latest to join the truck manufacturer's range, will be presented, complete with a refrigerated body, and a second commercial vehicle will be unveiled at the traditional press conference on Wednesday 22 November.
To ensure the full range of urban vehicles is represented, two Kleuster Freegônes e-cargo bikes for professionals, will be on view. The first will have a dry cell capable of carrying a 300 kg payload and with a usable volume of 2m3, while the second will be in a "food" configuration. These reliable, durable and cost-effective e-assisted three-wheelers are now assembled at Renault Trucks' production site in Vénissieux (Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) and distributed through its network.
Last but not least, when visitors arrive on the forecourt of the Lyon Eurexpo exhibition centre, they will be met by:
- A 26-tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide Low Entry Cab, transformed into street art by Lyon artist Birdy Kids;
- A third Freegônes bike, this time presented in its refuse collection vehicle version, illustrating the interoperability between the cargo bike and the Renault Trucks D Wide RCV.
- A truck from the special Renault Trucks T Red used vehicle series.
Aside from electric mobility, Renault Trucks also provides trucks with ever-improving energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As such, the manufacturer will be exhibiting a Renault Trucks T DE 13 litre - 480 bhp Turbo Compound. This 2024 model benefits from the very latest improvements to the heavy-duty range. The manufacturer has optimised cab fittings to combine comfort and ergonomics, as well as equipping its trucks with advanced driver assistance technology to improve safety on the roads (GSR).
Renault Trucks' heavy-duty vehicles can run on B100 fuel, whether with the B100 exclusive or B100 flexible option. Suitable for long-distance haulage, distribution and construction, this sustainable alternative fuel rapidly reduces both CO2 by at least 60% and particulates by up to 80%, while remaining 100% renewable and qualifying for the clean-air CRIT'AIR 1 sticker (for the B100 exclusive).
The circular economy is at the heart of Renault Trucks' approach to reducing the use of natural resources and the environmental impact of its trucks.
Renault Trucks France will be presenting Restart, its commercial offer of reconditioned used trucks. The aim of this regeneration scheme is to extend the operating life of trucks for customers rather than replacing them with new vehicles. After 3 to 4 years of use, the vehicles are refurbished, and their software upgraded. Once the process is complete, the reconditioned trucks are returned to their owners for a further three years of operation.
The manufacturer will also be exhibiting its new special used truck series, the Renault Trucks T Red. This third series confirms its commitment to marketing used trucks that are both attractive to drivers and hauliers, and durable, as they are designed to exceed the symbolic one-million-kilometre mark.
OXYGEN: THE RENAULT TRUCKS LABORATORY VEHICLE
Solutrans will be the first public outing for Oxygen, the experimental 16-tonne all-electric truck developed jointly by Renault Trucks, Geodis and 17 partners and designed to meet the challenges of urban logistics.
This laboratory vehicle addresses all the constraints and requirements of urban delivery, including eliminating pollution and noise, and improving active and passive safety to ensure better co-existence with all road users.
ACTIVITIES AND PARTNERSHIPS
Three vehicles from the Renault Trucks E-Tech all-electric range will be available to test drive on a closed circuit, while the Freegônes cargo bikes can be tried out on a covered track in Hall 1.
Finally, Renault Trucks will be showcasing:
- Clovis, the Renault Trucks dealer network for commercial and industrial vehicle rental, which offers a local service with over 20,000 vehicles available at more than 200 locations in France.
- Renault Trucks Financial Services (RTFS), the manufacturer's financial division, which offers financing and insurance solutions tailored specifically to electric vehicles.
- Used Trucks by Renault Trucks, the label for the brand's used vehicles business, which, with 120 approved used vehicles outlets in France and more than 310 after-sales service outlets, is France's leading network for used trucks and vans.
RENAULT TRUCKS EVENTS DURING SOLUTRANS
Press conference with Christophe Martin, Managing Director of Renault Trucks France, Wednesday 22 November 2023 at 10.00 am on the Renault Trucks stand (Hall 4 - Stand 4D104).
Renault Trucks at Solutrans round-table events:
- How LEZs are reinventing IV and UV and revolutionising last-mile deliveries (cargo bikes, LCVs, etc.), Wednesday 22 November from 9.30 am to 11.00 am in the Espace Norbert Detoux. With Olivier Metzger, Director of Alternative Energies at Renault Trucks France.
- How to finance a zero-emission truck (Part 1), Wednesday 22 November from 4 pm to 5 pm in the Espace Norbert Detoux. With David Moulin, Managing Director of Clovis and Patrice Jouannais, Sales Manager at Renault Trucks Financial Services.
- Cargo bikes make their mark on the supply chain, Thursday 23 November from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm in the Espace Norbert Detoux. With Julien Sonzini, Director of Urban Mobility at Renault Trucks France and Gérard Têtu, founder and director of Kleuster.
- Energy transition: what's at stake for road haulage and its infrastructures? Thursday 23 November from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm in the Espace Norbert Detoux. With Marc Lejeune, Director of Business Intelligence, Renault Trucks.
- Digital technology for the energy transition, Friday 24 November from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm in the Espace Norbert Detoux. With Régis Pierrelle, Customer Experience Director at Renault Trucks.
- Job dating session for all professions in the IV, logistics and road transport sector, in partnership with the AFT, Saturday 25 November from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Hall 6 conference centre, training and employment village.
- Key employment round-table, Saturday 25 November from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm in the Espace Norbert Detoux. With Laure Roeder-Mongilardi, Head of Human Resources at Renault Trucks.
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