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Renault Trucks boss: the future is electric

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The boss of Renault Trucks UK & Ireland has set out the company’s vision to be a driving force for electric vehicles.

Managing Director Carlos Rodrigues said that for Renault Trucks, electromobility is the obvious response to urban air quality and noise issues, and the company has been preparing for the shift to electric vehicles for more than ten years. “Then we were pioneers, now we are experts”, Rodrigues explained.

In June the company delivered its first customer-specified Renault Trucks Master Z.E. – a 9-seat Minibus – with more orders due for delivery in the coming weeks and enquiries growing at a rapid pace. As well as the Master Z.E., enquiries are also increasing for the Range D and Range D Wide Z.E. models, with the first UK customer vehicle scheduled for delivery in early 2020.

Rodrigues said: “Today we can offer a complete range of 100% electric vehicles, from 3.1 to 26 tonnes – cleaner, safer, more efficient vehicles with proven performance, ideally suited for use in the city. For tomorrow, we must continue to accelerate change, and to do this we must continue to work with operators, legislators and other stakeholders to ensure our vehicles remain fully compliant and competitive.

“The switch to electromobility has started and Renault Trucks is in the driving seat as electric commercial vehicles change our urban landscapes. We’re ready for an electric future.”