Renault Trucks UK announced as Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector lead for World EV Day

Renault Trucks UK have been announced as Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector lead for World EV Day. The event, which takes place on 9 September, is a global movement, driving change together. It’s a day of celebration of emobility and a day to shift the transition to sustainable transport with consumer, business and policy outcomes. 

World EV Day is the brainchild of Ade Thomas and his team at Green.TV, who also deliver the hugely successful EV Summit. In 2021, World EV Day saw over 300 million Twitter impressions. It has also become LinkedIn’s fourth most visited channel for those interested in sustainability. 

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The 2021 World EV day also saw engagement from some of the most important establishments around the globe. These included the White House in the USA, and both 10 Downing Street and the House of Commons in 2021.

Alex Williams, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland Head of Brand & Communications, said: “As a pioneer of electric mobility and champion of sustainable transport, and with our ambitious plan to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions already in action, Renault Trucks is proud to be Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector Lead for World EV Day 2022. 

“The day gives us an opportunity to share our sustainability message, to connect with customers, and support them on their transition to a decarbonised transport future.  

“There is no doubt that the pace is starting to increase, with Renault Trucks electric vehicles already in service in many countries, including in the UK with leading customers such as Warburtons, Tesco and Suez. 

“For urban and semi-regional applications, Renault Trucks’ electric vehicles are the new normal for cleaner, quieter transport and logistics.”

Renault Trucks has a range of all-electric trucks to suit a wide variety of needs. Its current Renault Trucks E-Tech range from 3.1 – 26 tonnes GVW, have zero tailpipe emissions and quiet electric engines that allow access to inner city areas even with strict traffic restrictions. 

From 2023, an all-electric Renault Trucks E-Tech offer will be available for each segment, namely distribution (E-Tech D), construction (E-Tech C) and long distance (E-Tech T). 

Ade Thomas, World EV Day founder, said: “World EV Day 2022 is celebrating the companies and individuals pledging to #goev. We will be celebrating the progress made so far and highlighting where we can deliver changes, build partnerships, and drive the switch to electric. 

“We are delighted to announce Renault Trucks as World EV Day 2022 Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector Lead, as change makers in the industry supporting fleets to transition over to electric.”

Renault Trucks has committed that 10 percent of its total sales (vehicles over 12 tonnes) will be electric by the end of 2025. This will rise to 50 percent in 2030 and by 2040, all its vehicle ranges will be 100 percent fossil-free.

In the UK and Ireland, Renault Trucks has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) status by 2030. This is driven by a nationwide transformation programme across the market company’s operations and dealer network. 

World EV Day is also launching a major new campaign for 2022 called EV Meet-Ups on 9 September. EV Meet-Ups will see existing electric vehicle (EV) drivers arrange localised meet-ups with prospective EV drivers. 

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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