Renault Trucks starts serial production of its electric trucks
Marking a decisive turning point in the transformation of urban mobility, Renault Trucks is due to start serial production of its D and D Wide Z.E. electric trucks at its Blainville-sur-Orne plant in March 2020.
Various facilities have now been installed at the Blainville-sur-Orne site to manufacture the electric models.
Dedicated Z.E. facilities
Located next to the truck assembly line for the distribution range, which produces 262 cabs and distribution trucks every day, a new 1,800 m² Z.E. building is now entirely dedicated to technical operations relating to electric vehicles.
The Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E. are assembled on the same line as the equivalent diesel models. At the end of the assembly line, the electric trucks are returned to the Z.E. building for the technicians to carry out additional technical operations and quality tests.
50 hours to build a ZE truck
Manufacture starts one week prior to the electric trucks passing through the assembly line, with preliminary operations performed within the Z.E. building.
Various subassemblies specific to all-electric vehicles (drive, engine, gearbox, central unit, etc.) are assembled by skilled technicians. They are then transported to the assembly line in order to be mounted onto the vehicle.
Renault Trucks predicts that electric vehicles will represent 10% of its sales volume by 2025.
About Renault Trucks
Renault Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.
The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.
In 2017 the Volvo Group’s net sales amounted to about SEK 335 billion (EUR 35 billion or £28.7 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
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