Construction giant Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for a battery electric mixer truck as part of its commitment to net zero.
Due to be delivered in Autumn 2022, the electric mixer will be immediately put to work at Tarmac’s Washwood Heath site in Birmingham, supplying essential construction materials to customers across the West Midlands.
The 26 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide will have the ability to fast charge within 1.5 to 2 hours if needed and has a 265kWh battery with a guarantee of up to 10 years operation.
By utilising telematics information available for its fleet activity, the design team has been able to match the normal delivery profile of a truck to the indicative range of 120km and the power draw from the mixer drum in transit and discharge.
Tarmac operates one of the largest HGV fleets in the UK, and this order comes as part of the company’s wider strategy to decarbonise its vehicle network, following its commitment to upgrade its 2,000-strong fleet of corporate cars and vans to EVs by 2030.
John Anderson, Logistics director at Tarmac, said, “This order marks the first practical step towards a whole fleet transition to electric mixers and demonstrates our commitment to lead by example as we continue to turn our net zero ambitions into actions.
“One of Tarmac’s key sustainability goals is to be at the forefront of implementing low CO2 transport and logistics solutions, and this shows us doing exactly that. We’re looking forward to serving our customers across the West Midlands with this fully electric truck in the autumn.”