Greenway Services, a carrier specialised in “last kilometre” deliveries by all-electric vehicles has been serving its entire client base by Renault Trucks Maxity Electric vehicles since 2011. The vehicles making up the Greenway Services fleet have already covered over 220,000 km to date. The carrier, which has seen its volume of business increase sharply, has ordered two additional Maxity Electric vehicles which are currently in the process of being delivered.
The Renault Trucks Maxity Electric vehicles operated by Greenway Services have covered over 220,000 km in Paris and its suburbs since they were first put on the road in 2011. Already operating a fleet of 10 Maxity Electrics, Greenway will shortly be taking delivery of two additional vehicles.
“Our aim is to combine respect for the environment with service quality,” explains Nicolas Morisse, Managing Director of Greenway Services. “Thanks to our Maxity Electrics, we can guarantee our clients’ ‘last kilometre’ deliveries totally free of polluting emissions and noise, thereby keeping any nuisance for those living in the vicinity of our operations to the strictest minimum.”
Exclusive to Renault Trucks, the Maxity Electric has everything it takes to meet the needs of Greenway Services. This vehicle, which can be driven by a person with an ordinary driving licence, can carry a payload of around 1.5 t. It is powered by the latest generation lithium-ion batteries, which can be recharged in seven hours at a cost of around €2 a day. The batteries are now scaled to enable the vehicle to cover around 100 km a day on a full charge. “The Maxity Electric’s high payload and operating range enable us to draw up logistics plans adapted to our clients’ needs, optimise our rounds and thereby amortise the extra cost involved in an all electric solution,” explains Nicolas Morisse. Greenway Services has adopted an overall environmental approach, offering its clients additional services to deliveries such as collecting and recycling packaging and delivery materials (palettes, film and cardboard boxes) as well as the Green Box (collection of batteries, lamps, paper and store consumables).
While the Maxity Electrics operated by Greenway Services serve local authorities particularly keen on limiting polluting emissions and sound nuisance, several of the carrier’s store chain clients are paying more and more attention to “green” transport: “Some of our long-standing clients, such as L’Occitane in Provence and Yves Rocher are already strongly committed to preserving the environment, and using a zero emission mode of transport enables them to pursue their commitments even further,” adds Nicolas Morisse. “But we are also convincing more and more businesses which are anticipating major changes in the way their goods are delivered in the future and are beginning to switch some of their deliveries in Paris to all electric.”
Driven by its success, Greenway Services has ordered two more Maxity Electrics which are currently in the process of being delivered.