The fully electric Renault Trucks Z.E. range has won the ‘Technical Excellence Award’ at the 2021 Motor Transport Awards, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, 2 September.
Selected by an independent judging panel of senior industry figures, the award recognises the vehicle manufacturer that has demonstrated the best technical solutions to meet their customers’ operational needs.
The judges said that Renault Trucks gave an insight into the future of sustainable transport for operators looking for proven, mainstream ways to address the net-zero challenge. Judges also liked that the winner already has vehicles in operation in the UK.
Receiving the award from the evening’s host, television presenter Alexander Armstrong, Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director Renault Trucks UK & Ireland said: “Renault Trucks has championed the zero emission journey for the UK transport industry, so to be recognised with the Motor Transport Technical Excellence Award for our Z.E. range is hugely exciting. The move to zero carbon solutions is the single most significant change in our industry and will benefit everyone in society.”
Carlos Rodrigues continues: “For Renault Trucks to be recognised, not just for the technical excellence of our Master Z.E. and D Z.E. models, but also our collaborative approach to the transformation is very satisfying. We hope this award will be a springboard to many operators’ move to a more sustainable future – starting today!”
Renault Trucks fully electric Z.E. range from 3.1t to 26t GVW including Low Entry Cab version answers today’s pressing need to improve air quality and reduce noise pollution in our cities. From 2023, an all-electric Renault Trucks offer will be available for all sectors, namely distribution, construction and long distance, with preparations underway to market a Z.E. tractor unit.
The manufacturer has committed that 10% of its total sales (vehicles over 12t) will be electric by the end of 2025, rising to 35% in 2030 and by 2040, all its vehicle ranges will be 100% fossil-free.