All-electric truck designed for Construction industry now in use in France

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A French plant hire company is set to take delivery of the first all-electric Renault truck designed for construction use.

Following the launch of a range of electric trucks for distribution, Renault Trucks has begun production of electric trucks designed for construction applications.

French plant hire specialist Noblet Group is waiting for delivery of the first D Wide ZE fitted with Jocquin tipper body and Hiab X HiPro 142-E loader crane. It will be put to work in the Greater Paris region.

The fully electric 26-tonne D Wide ZE 6×2 with a steered rear axle is equipped with a pack of four 66 kWh batteries.

On construction sites, the crane and tipping gear, which require the engine to be kept running, will now be operated without emissions or noise.

Noblet chief executive Laurent Galle said: “Some clients in certain cities in the Paris region, for specific worksites, will be ready to pay more for equipment that is mainly carbon-free and, above all, silent.”

Read more at The Construction Index