What are the advantages of electric mobility for trucks



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Building tomorrow's logistics

Electric vehicles are helping transform urban logistics to meet the growing need for sustainable transport solutions and optimised operations. This is particularly true in pedestrian streets that are closed to vehicles emitting pollutants. They can silently optimise routes and timetables (e.g., night delivery) to reduce traffic and minimise disruption to pedestrians.

Sustainable mobility

  • Less CO2

CO2 has a dramatic effect on global warming. For a 16-tonne vehicle* used in urban areas in Europe, electric power currently makes it possible to halve CO2 emissions, seen in France (almost 80% reduction), and Germany (almost 50% reduction). This reduction should be around 85% on average by 2040.   

*The quantity of emissions is calculated from cradle to grave, in other words, it takes into account all of the CO2 emitted from the production of the truck and the energy that powers it until the end of its' life.


  • Zero NOx

NOx, or nitrogen oxides, play a major role in air pollution. At high concentrations, they are threat to public health, due to their effect on respiratory systems. Battery electric trucks can solve this public health issue, as they have no local emissions.


  • Silent

The Renault Trucks E-Tech D was found to emit 85% less external noise (-8 dBA) than the diesel version in the legal pass-by test. This means they can provide an effective solution to noise pollution, which is particularly welcome in urban areas. Their silence means we can experiment with night-time deliveries to relieve daytime traffic.

Did you know electric trucks need to be fitted with "noisemakers" to give a continuous warning of their presence (and a louder warning of manoeuvres, such as reversing), as they are so quiet pedestrians or cyclists may fail to hear them?

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Increased overall efficiency and comfort for an enhanced driving experience

The lower noise and vibration levels of electric trucks makes them less tiring to drive. Electric trucks are also more powerful and more efficient to drive than diesel vehicles, making them easier to manoeuvre in traffic. All these details contribute to improving drivers' efficiency and quality of life at work. 

Increased brand image

The public's perception of trucks is changing. Electric trucks are attractive for transport companies as part of their commitment to sustainability, and drivers take pride in being behind the wheel of a well-accepted vehicle.

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