Road Freight
27. June 2024

Renault Trucks delivers its first electric trucks to Chile


Renault Trucks continues its energy transition, delivering its first battery-electric trucks outside Europe. Three Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide have just been delivered to the Chilean haulier Trailer Logistics and are now on the streets of Santiago, operating for CCU, a company owned by Heineken and the Quiñenco group.

Renault Trucks has just delivered its first electric trucks to Latin America, via its Chilean importer Salfa. The haulier Trailer Logistics and the distributor CCU, who are resolutely committed to reducing their environmental footprint, have chosen Renault Trucks to accompany them as they decarbonise their drinks distribution operations in Chile. The manufacturer has been producing electric trucks in series at its French plants since 2020.

A global solution for low-carbon transport

Having first analysed and optimised the logistic schedules, adapted the routes and helped its customers choose the infrastructure and install the charging points, Renault Trucks delivered three 26-tonne, 264 kWh Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide to the two partners. The vehicles cover around a hundred kilometres a day, serving a number of delivery points in and around Santiago. Their bodywork includes an innovative swap body system designed to optimise logistical operations.

These electric trucks are recharged overnight using dedicated charging points at CCU’s NPR distribution centre in Renca. Maintenance is carried out in the Renault Trucks E-Tech certified workshop at the Salfa dealership in Santiago, guaranteeing the reliability, availability and operational efficiency of the vehicles.

Use of these three electric trucks will enable Trailer Logistics and CCU to reduce their annual CO2 emissions by 628 tonnes.

“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 Africa, Latin America and Asia at Renault Trucks. “The successful completion of this project is the result of close collaboration between Trailer Logistics, CCU, the Chilean electricity company ENELX, Salfa and the teams at Renault Trucks. I would like to thank them sincerely for their trust and commitment.”

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