These days, when you talk about transformation, you almost by definition also talk about sustainability and CO2 emissions. Renault Trucks is working hard to reduce those emissions by leading the way in electromobility. For a long time, the transport sector was seen as impossible – or at least very difficult – to electrify, but technological innovation is now making it possible to make great strides. Renault’s target is for 50% of vehicles sold to be electric by 2030. We are going for 100% electric by 2040.
“We also look critically at the life cycle of a vehicle. Renault builds a sustainable product. Therefore, used trucks are also often suitable to be given a second or third life. It often remains underexposed, but this form of recycling is also an extremely efficient way to make a product sustainable. Renault trucks are given this second, third and sometimes even fourth life at the specially developed Used Trucks Factory in Limoges. The trucks sold here are definitely not used vehicles in the traditional sense. They are fully serviced, receive the Renault stamp of approval and are offered with 12, 24 or 36 months warranty. Even a complete conversion to electric is being explored. As far as Renault is concerned, sustainability is a mix of these kinds of initiatives.”