22 February 2024
Towards low-carbon transport
DECARBONISING FREIGHT TRANSPORT... AND FAST!
More than 75% of the goods we need to feed ourselves or treat ourselves are transported by road.But while road transport remains essential, 97% of trucks run on diesel, contributing 6% of Europe's total carbon footprint. As truck manufacturers, we need to fundamentally rethink our approach.
That's why, at Renault Trucks, we're questioning our own business model: we're saying that the truck, and the new truck at that, must no longer be the only solution.
In concrete terms, this awareness is reflected in the reconditioning and regenerating of trucks after their first life and in the pooling of our expertise with all the players in the logistics sector to transport in a different way. With them, we optimise the filling of trucks and pool flows and routes, we support multimodal transport and develop mobile container solutions to facilitate urban deliveries.
This is why, at Renault Trucks, we offer transport solutions only if they contribute to decarbonisation.
We are constantly reducing the fuel consumption of our diesel trucks and have made them compatible with biofuels and synthetic fuels.
Above all, we are carrying out R&D work that began 20 years ago and which today enables us to offer the widest range of electric vehicles in Europe, from cargo bikes to 44 tonnes. This historic transition is underway in our 1,400 sales and service points.
By 2030, every second truck sold by Renault Trucks will be electric.
By 2040, 100% of our trucks sold will no longer use a drop of fossil fuel.
Renault Trucks, committed to decarbonisation of freight transport
Having joined the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative in 2021, we have undertaken in-depth work to drastically reduce our resources’ consumption and emissions to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Climate change is the biggest threat we face today. With over 50,000 trucks sold each year worldwide, we at Renault Trucks, as a company, are taking our share of responsibility in this global disorder.Bruno Blin, Renault Trucks President