RENAULT TRUCKS TO BE AT THE FIRST "ECO TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS"SHOW FROM 29 TO 31 MARCH IN PARIS
Involved for many years in events and initiatives associated with the environment and new technologies, Renault Trucks will be at the first "ECO Transport & Logistics" exhibition to be held in Paris from 29 March to 31 March, 2011. Dedicated to green technologies, it will be taking place at the same time as the International Transport and Logistics Week (SITL). Renault Trucks will be exhibiting the Premium Optifuel at the show, as well as a vehicle from its Clean Tech range featuring hybrid, electric or NGV technologies. Maxity electric, due to be launched onto the market this year, will also be displayed on various stands at the show. Renault Trucks does not believe in a single "silver bullet" solution to face environmental challenges, preferring a combination of different energies chosen according to the missions the vehicle will be undertaking. In other words: Putting the right truck, in the right place, with the right energy.
As a heavy goods vehicle manufacturer, Renault Trucks aims to supply its customers with trucks that offer reliability, high performance and respect the environment. Since it does not believe that environmental challenges can be met with a single solution, its lines of research are therefore focused as much on reducing its Diesel vehicles' consumption as on the development of alternative solutions such as NGV, all-electric or hybrid. Each technology will be more or less appropriate for the mission the truck will be undertaking: an electric vehicle (such as the Maxity electric) for assignments in town centres, a hybrid vehicle for suburban operations (such as the Premium Distribution Hybrys Tech) and Diesel vehicles associated with Optifuel solutions for bringing goods into load breaking platforms on city outskirts.
Renault Trucks will therefore be at the first "ECO Transport & Logistics" show in Paris, at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Park, from 29 to 31 March 2011, where it will be presenting its Optifuel consumption reducing solutions as well as its alternative Clean Tech solutions.
The Optifuel solutions highlighted during the show - under the generic Optifuel Programme name - will include all the various means or tools now available to reduce fuel consumption. Since 2009, over 300 businesses of all sizes and in all sectors have signed up to the Optifuel Programme.
For a very small investment, this comprehensive and easily implemented solution is the most cost-efficient approach to reducing fuel consumption currently available on the market. It is made up of several complementary elements: instruction in rational driving (Optifuel Training), software for measuring and analysing fuel consumption (Optifuel Infomax), plus access to an Internet site which allows the training's benefits to be maintained over the long term (Club Optifuel Programme). All these offers will be presented on the stand around the Renault Premium Optifuel.
Next to it, Renault Trucks will also be displaying a Clean Tech vehicle. This label, launched in 2010, is applied to all vehicles benefiting from an alternative means of propulsion - whether they are powered by electricity, a hybrid solution or natural gas for vehicles (NGV).
2011 will see the market launch of the Maxity electric, Renault Trucks' all-electric, "zero noise" and "zero emission" LCV specifically designed to operate in town centres. This vehicle, with an operating range of 100 km, is already in service with various customers, including the Taffanel brewery in Paris and the Greater Lyon Authority. Various versions of this vehicle will also be displayed on partners' stands at the show.
Similarly, the Premium Distribution Hybrys Tech is currently being tested under actual operating conditions by the Colas construction group in Lyon for carrying building materials and by Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium in Brussels for delivering beverages. The first feedback from these various customers has confirmed a reduction in consumption in line with forecasts (savings of up to 20%) and user comfort particularly appreciated by drivers and operators.