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Renault Trucks and Rave deliver a fleet of 6 Euro 6 biodiesel vehicles to Airbus

Renault Trucks and the Rave group presented Airbus with the keys to their new fleet of six Euro 6 Biodiesel vehicles on Tuesday 5 May. Rave won the invitation to tender launched by the aircraft manufacturer in Toulouse with the Renault Trucks D Biodiesel Euro 6 offer of two rigids and four tractors.

Rave, in close collaboration with Renault Trucks, won the invitation to tender launched by DHL, on behalf of Airbus, by offering biodiesel vehicles. The invitation to tender concerned four tractors and two rigids, taking into consideration alternative solutions to Diesel.

By combining their respective expertise in the fields of commercial vehicles, alternative energies, transport and logistics, Airbus was convinced by the two partners’ arguments and is now expecting the delivery of six biodiesel Euro 6 vehicles on Tuesday 5 May. These consist of two Renault Trucks D 4x2 rigids, a 12 ton model equipped with the DTI 5 240 hp engine and a 19 ton model equipped with the DTI 8 320 hp engine as well as four Renault Trucks D Wide 19 ton tractors fitted with the DTI 8 320 hp engine.

These biodiesel Euro 6 vehicles offer identical performance to those of their Diesel counterparts in terms of engine power rating and torque. Their engines can run on up to 100% biodiesel, a fuel made from renewable energy extracted from vegetable oils and animal fat. Airbus found this solution from Rave, in collaboration with Renault Trucks, to be particularly attractive.

The Renault Trucks Airbus D and D Wide biodiesel vehicles will be operating in the Toulouse urban area on the brand-new Air-log logistic site, devoted to meeting the logistics needs of all the Airbus assembly sites in the region and its production site at Airbus Saint-Éloi. These biodiesel vehicles will be operating daily rounds between the production sites, the subcontractors and suppliers to pick up parts to be machined or that have been machined and transfer them from one site to another.

About the Rave group
The Rave group’s specialised in providing transport and logistics services for over 70 years. It offers a global transport organisation solution, commercial vehicle rental, road haulage, industry services and logistics. The group now has a workforce of 1,200, 30 sites in France and an annual income of €130 million.

About Airbus
Airbus is the leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft in the world. Over 6000 Airbus aircraft are currently operating worldwide. The Airbus group, Europe’s industrial flagship, now has a workforce of over 144,000 worldwide and includes three separate companies which are leaders in their respective markets: Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters. In 2014, the group’s income stood at €60.7 billion.

Captions picture 4 (from left to right) : Vincent Gourrier, key accounts manager, Renault Trucks ; Pierre Sirolli, key accounts managing director Renault Trucks; Frédric Charbon, CEO Rave Group; Christophe Babot, Renault Trucks Portet-sur-Garonne (Alavarez Group) director; Bruno Alvarez, Alvarez Group President.

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