Renault Trucks and Coca-Colaa partnership that aims at long-term sustainability and a reduction of up to 75% of CO2 emissions per year.
In Belgium, Coke will make last-mile deliveries to customers in the coming months with 30 electric trucks from Renault Trucks. A partnership that will save up to 75% of CO2 emissions every year, compared to diesel trucks.
An Vermeulen, VP and Country Director of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners for Belgium and Luxembourg he has declared: “We are facing a complex situation in the various lines of business and this requires us to adapt quickly, but we have also chosen with conviction to continue investing for the long term. The investment in electric trucks is a further step towards Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ ambition to reduce CO2 emissions across the entire value chain by 30% by 2030 and then become climate neutral by 2030. 2040”.
Renault Trucks and Coca-Cola: goal to reduce CO2 emissions
The first five specimens of Renault Trucks E-Tech D and D Wide will be on the road in the Antwerp region starting today and more trucks will be added in the coming months for the other production and distribution plants in Ghent and Chaudfontaine in Belgium.
In the configuration chosen by Coke, the electric trucks of Renault Trucks they can cover a daily distance of around 200 km, which is more than enough to carry out around 40% of the current delivery routes from CCEP’s factories. In the plant there is a charging point for each truck in order to fully recharge the batteries during the night. The charging stations are powered exclusively by 100% green energy generated on site.
For Coca-Cola, the 30 electric trucks planned for this year are just the first step towards the complete decarbonisation of the fleet.
Thanks to the collaboration with the Volvo Groupthe goal is to also expand public charging infrastructure in Europe through strategic partnerships, over the next decade the collaboration will expand towards other partners engaged in the energy transition.