Renault Trucks present two electric vehicles during COP21

Renault Trucks is attending the United Nations COP21 conference on climate change in Paris with two innovative all-electric vehicles, the Maxity Electric and the Renault Trucks D all-electric vehicle.
A Renault Truck at Champs-Elysées, Paris, France.

A Renault Truck at Champs-Elysées, Paris, France.

At COP21, Renault Trucks is giving visitors the opportunity of discovering concrete solutions to combat climate change already underway in Paris. The visitors will take in the Guerlin Boutique and offices at 68, avenue des Champs-Elysées, where those will have the opportunity of discovering the all-electric Renault Trucks D. This vehicle, which has been undergoing tests under actual operating conditions for the past 18 months by Speed Distribution Logistique, a specialised Ile-de-France carrier for Guerlain, generates no noise or polluting emissions during its nightly deliveries to Guerlain’s Boutiques in the French capital. It carries out full 200 km delivery rounds in all-electric mode, taking advantage of partial recharges carried out according to its battery capacity and the carefully planned delivery route.

Since February 2015, Renault Trucks and the French Post Office also have been operating the Maxity Electric. A truck that makes it possible to overcome two of the major limitations which have so far hampered the development of electrically-powered vehicles, their operating range and recharging time, since the time taken to refuel a vehicle with hydrogen is comparable to that of a vehicle running on diesel fuel.

Renault Trucks has been testing several different technologies under actual operating conditions for some time, in partnership with clients having an assertive strategy with regard to zero emission vehicles operating in urban environments. Renault Trucks’ aim is to prepare a cost-effective zero-emission solution for its clients by the year 2020.