Renault Trucks delivers first electric trucks outside Europe

With three Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide delivered to the Chilean transport company Trailer Logistics, Renault Trucks has expanded its electric offering outside of Europe. The manufacturer has always been mostly focused on Europe but is looking to deliver its electric models on a global scale.

The three Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide models for Trailer Logistics are distribution trucks operating for CCU, owned by Heineken and the Quiñenco group. The 26-ton trucks have a 264 kWh battery, which is enough for their 100-km daily route, delivering drinks to several stops.

Full support from start to finish

Renault Trucks has helped Trailer Logistics optimize the schedules and routes and choose the right infrastructure and charging points. The trucks will be charged overnight, and maintenance can be done at the Renault Trucks Salfa dealership in Santiago, which is E-Tech certified.

With this first successful delivery outside Europe, Renault Trucks is looking for growth in the global market. “This first delivery of electric trucks to Chile illustrates Renault Trucks‘ commitment to promoting innovative and sustainable transport solutions on a global scale,” explained Cyril Barillé, Vice President for Africa, Latin America, and Asia at Renault Trucks.

Within the Volvo Group, Renault Trucks is much more Europe-locked than its sister brand, Volvo Trucks. In 2023, 62,476 of the 69,859 trucks sold globally were destined for Europe, of which 1,636 were electric vehicles (LCV and medium—to heavy-duty e-trucks combined).


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