Warburtons has put its first 16 tonne fully electric truck into service, a Renault Trucks D Z.E. that will operate out of its bakery in Enfield.
The D Z.E is equipped with a 22kW on board AC charger and is compatible with DC fast charging up to 150kW.
It can cover up to 150km on a single charge and will carry about six tonnes of bread and bakery products to locations across London.
Powered by 200kWh, 600 V lithium-ion batteries, the Alternating Current synchronous motor with permanent-magnet technology delivers maximum power of 185 kW, continuous power of 130 kW and maximum torque of 425 Nm. Its Z.E. reduction gearbox also offers two forward speeds and one reverse.
The 4×2 rigid featuring box body with rear side door and tail lift by PPS Commercials, is also eligible to operate in the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone and Congestion Charge Zone without incurring charges.
Renault Trucks guarantees that the battery will operate for up to 10 years or deliver 250 MW of energy over the vehicle’s life.
Supplied by Renault Trucks dealer, JDS Trucks & Vans, aftersales support for the D Z.E. will be provided by dealer Norfolk Truck & Van Enfield throughout the ten-year contract.
Steven Gray, Warburtons national transport manager, said, “As our first 16 tonne electric truck goes on the road, we mark another important milestone in our sustainable fleet management.
“By using the Renault Trucks D Z.E. we offer our customers the same quality of service but with zero tailpipe emissions and quieter operation in urban environments.”
Carlos Rodrigues, managing director, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, added, “The Renault Trucks D Z.E. answers today’s pressing need to improve air quality and reduce noise pollution in our cities.
“We are delighted that Warburtons has selected the D Z.E. to deliver even more sustainably for its customers, and that this first vehicle will confidently provide this service for the next ten years.”