Welcome to Renault Trucks UK
Alternative energies : Our Vision
May. 13 2021
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Emission standards for trucks are many years ahead of emission standards for cars. Particulates, NOx and all other polluting emissions have been reduced almost down to zero, especially with the current Euro VI-D. Replacing old generation vehicles by recent ones is thus a considerable lever to reduce air pollution.
Fighting global warming and reducing greenhouse gases emissions has become a major concern. Reducing CO2 emissions is our industry’s new priority.
There is no perfect alternative to substitute diesel in all applications and all markets in an efficient manner. What we are playing for is to propose the right transport solution, at the right place with the right energy.
Diesel, as a professional fuel, remains a good answer to transport industry needs, especially for regional and international haulage, for which it will remain a dominant fuel for many years. Ruling out the “all diesel” does not mean ruling out diesel.
The best solution to reduce the environmental footprint of long distance transportation is to remain focused on fuel consumption reduction. Next generation biofuels, especially synthetic paraffinic fuels (HVO, XTL…) will also support further CO2 reductions.
For shorter distances or closer to urbanized areas, Compressed Natural Gas - CNG - provides a mature answer to transportation industry’s challenges. It contributes to improve city air quality and is a proven solution. Natural Gas remains however a transitional energy since a breakthrough is expected by society in terms of emissions when compared to diesel.
The ultimate transport solution for urban areas must reach zero emission. Electromobility is definitely THE solution for urban applications, and is to become mandatory from 2025. With more than 10 years of extensive development activities and customers collaborations in this area, Renault Trucks is prepared to make electric trucks the new standard for cities.