MD Carlos Rodrigues sets out clear vision for Renault Trucks, confirms ‘Urban Future is Electric’


DRP Group, Ikon Estate, Droitwich Rd, Hartlebury: With the arrival of the manufacturer’s latest generation of all-electric vehicles, Managing Director of Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, Carlos Rodrigues has set out the company’s clear and determined vision to be a driving force in the electromobility revolution.

“For Renault Trucks, electromobility was the obvious response to urban air quality and noise issues, and we have been preparing for the shift to electric vehicles for over ten years,” says Carlos. “Then we were pioneers, now we are experts.”

“We’re delighted to be delivering our first customer-specified Renault Trucks’ Master Z.E. this month – a 9-seat Minibus – with more orders due for delivery in the coming weeks and enquiries growing at a rapid pace. This promises to be a remarkable year for electromobility,” he continues.

As well as the Master Z.E., enquires are now increasing for the highly-anticipated Range D and Range D Wide Z.E. models, with the first UK customer vehicle scheduled for delivery in early 2020. Renault Trucks is at the forefront of the electromobility revolution and Carlos sees the company’s range of fully electric vehicles as a major attraction for operators seeking to improve their environmental performance.

“Today we can offer a complete range of 100% electric vehicles, from 3.1 to 26 tonnes – cleaner, safer, more efficient vehicles with proven performance, ideally suited for use in the city,” he explains. “For tomorrow, we must continue to accelerate change, and to do this we must continue to work with operators, legislators and other stakeholders to ensure our vehicles remain fully compliant and competitive.”

“As society’s environmental consciousness grows, so does the responsibility of the industry to harness new technologies to bring about change. Renault Trucks is doing this through the tailoring of vehicles to customers’ applications, developments in automation and connectivity, and increasing use of vehicle data to improve vehicle operation and customer service.”

Carlos looks ahead to more change with confidence, “The switch to electromobility has started. Renault Trucks is in the driving seat as electric commercial vehicles change our urban landscapes. We’re ready for an electric future.”