Select Country

French Plant Hire Specialist Adds Renault’s First Electric Construction Vehicle, A D Wide Z.E. Crane & Tipper Truck


Renault Trucks recently produced its first construction-focused electric vehicle, a D Wide Z.E truck with tipping body and crane destined for French plant hire specialist Noblet Group. (Photo courtesy of Renault.)


Renault Trucks recently produced its first construction-oriented electric vehicle, a D Wide Z.E., destined for Noblet Group (Groupe Noblet), a plant hire company with headquarters in Serris, France. Powered by four 66-kWh battery packs, the 6x2 26-tonne (28.7-U.S.-ton) truck features JOCQUIN tipper bodywork and a HIAB X HiPro 142-E loader crane.


The batteries can be recharged in under two hours with a rapid charger and in less than 10 hours using standard charging. It’s also possible to perform a one-hour partial charge to get an extra 15 to 20 kilometres (9.3 to 12.4 miles) of range in a pinch.


Quiet, Efficiency & Incentivized

Renault points out that the electric truck’s low noise levels and zero emissions make it ideally suited for work in urban and suburban areas. And while the crane and tipper previously relied on a diesel engine for power, they can now run quietly and with zero emissions like the truck itself.


"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,” says Noblet Group CEO Laurent Galle.


Noblet also receives support from the French Government, nearly €100k ($215k) in fact, for this purchasing decision, something that Renault Trucks Head of Electromobility Andrew Scott says the Government should make note of for truck buyers in the UK and Ireland.


“Recent changes to the Plug-in Vehicle Grant by the UK Government fail to recognise the key part incentives can play in increasing the uptake in electric vehicles,” Scott says. “If we want to see electric vehicles adopted in sectors such as construction, it will be critical that we have the support of Government in properly valuing the benefits which fully electric vehicles can bring to our city streets.”


Find Your Next Renault Vehicle

You will find a large selection of new and used Renault trucks and vans for sale on Truck Locator, including Range C, Range T, Midlum, and Premium vehicles.


Source: Renault


  Blog Archive
Brunel Of Cornwall Purchases Rare Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 Tractor & Arocs Tipper
“We’re very proud to be running a fabulous Actros Edition 1 as our first tractor unit,” says Brunel Managing Director Brian Venables. ...
Read More
Volta Trucks Partners With CPC Group On Composite Exterior Body Panels For Volta Zero Electric Truck
The companies plan to start full-scale production on customer-specified vehicles by 2022’s end, leveraging composite materials in the body and trim. ...
Read More
Suttons Tankers Purchases Its First Volvo FMX Rigid Trucks For Yorkshire Water Duty
The logistics and supply chain specialist made the most of its demonstrator, putting the truck through its paces in the Yorkshire Dales “to see if they could handle the job.” ...
Read More
Mercedes-Benz Sells Fuel-Efficient, Safety-Enhanced Actros Over-The-Road Trucks To Howard Tenens Logistics
The new Actros 2545s came with flat-floored BigSpace cabs and 450-horsepower, 12.8-litre, inline six-cylinder engines. ...
Read More
Kelly Plant Hire Puts UK’s First New Volvo FM Road Sweeper Trucks To Work
The firm says its drivers love the new Volvos, and the rear-suction sweeper bodywork from Bucher Municipal represents a big competitive advantage as it provides a deep clean in a single pass. ...
Read More
Stan Robinson Updates Trailer Fleet With The Addition Of 10 New SDC Curtainsiders
To save on fuel, Stan Robinson selected the BPW Eco-Plus axles and SDC’s fuel-saving aerodynamic roof profile. ...
Read More
DAF New Generation XF Trucks To Haul Safely & Efficiently For Freshlinc
The temperature-controlled food haulier has one of the UK’s largest refrigerated truck fleets and has kicked off a fleet replacement programme with a recent order placed with DAF Trucks. ...
Read More
MAN Announces Advanced Features For New Truck Generation
Highlights include the MAN OptiView mirror replacement system, the MAN CruiseAssist driving assistant, new drive functions, and improved aerodynamics. ...
Read More
FSEW Orders Battery-Electric Heavy Tractor Units From DAF
The CF Electric’s 210-kilowatt electric motor delivers 2,000 newton-metres of torque, and its 350-kilowatt-hour battery has a fully charged range of up to 220 kilometres. ...
Read More
3 New Volvo Trucks Join Willshees Waste & Recycling With 3 More On The Way
The new trucks are the first Volvos Willshees Waste & Recycling has put into service in several years, but owner Dean Willshee says an impressive test drive sealed the deal. ...
Read More