Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy have developed the first all-electric refrigerated truck, which will be tested in real operating conditions.
Groupe Delanchy specialises in temperature-controlled transport and logistics and has collaborated with Renault Trucks for more than fifty years.
The two companies have jointly developed a 100% electric experimental vehicle. It is equipped with a Chereau temperature-controlled box and a Carrier refrigeration unit, fully powered by the vehicle's traction batteries: a first on this type of truck.
The 13-tonne electric truck will be used under real operating conditions in Lyon on a daily basis.
“We are very pleased with the arrival of this new 100% electric truck,” said Joseph Delanchy, President of Groupe Delanchy.
"This ‘zero-emission’ truck is a first step towards new technologies that are evolving very rapidly. We will evolve with them, as we have always done."
The zero-emission truck can reduce congestion in a city centre because it allows noise-free deliveries to be made during anti-social hours.
This 100% electric rigid chassis vehicle will supplement the 700 Renault Trucks of the Delanchy, group.