XPO Logistics invests in 165 additional Renault Trucks electric trucks

XPO Logistics accelerates its decarbonisation plan with a major new order for 165 Renault Trucks electric trucks. This unprecedented order comprises 105 Renault Trucks E-Tech T 44 t tractors, mass-produced in Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain) since November 2023 and 60 Renault Trucks E-Tech D and D Wide 16 and 19 t rigids, mass-produced at Blainville-sur-Orne (Calvados) since March 2020.

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XPO, a leading provider of innovative and sustainable end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, announced today that it has made an unprecedented new order for 165 electric heavy vehicles, representing the largest investment in this type of vehicle in France. The new electric trucks are intended to replace XPO's diesel-powered fleet in short-haul areas.

The company plans to make around 25% of its deliveries in France with electric vehicles by 2030, reducing its CO2 emissions by more than 26,000 tonnes. With its partner Renault Trucks, XPO is transforming its fleet to comply with forthcoming regulations on deliveries in urban areas, while also supporting its customers in achieving their own decarbonization objectives. Overall, XPO aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in France by 25% by 2025, compared to 2019.

These electric vehicles operate without directly producing CO2 emissions and considerably reduce noise and air pollution, making them particularly well suited for deliveries in congested urban areas. They also emit fewer fine particles and less vibration, which reduces driving fatigue. Each truck is equipped with a 360° camera that reduces blind spots for optimum safety.

Bruno Kloeckner, Managing Director – France, XPO Logistics, said: "This is our second significant order for electric trucks following the order we announced in January 2023, showing how deeply committed XPO is to reducing our carbon footprint. Our multi-energy transition strategy is based on a set of solutions and initiatives that complement each other, particularly when it comes to fuels. Since our first electric test in 2021, we have been impressed by this technology, which has been very popular with drivers as well. We also are increasing use of biofuels. In addition, we are developing innovative solutions such as multimodal rail and river transport, and have recently launched a project based on hydrogen. We believe this approach makes XPO an attractive partner, helping our customers on their decarbonisation journeys as well. It also makes employees feel proud about belonging to a company that is a leading player in the transformation of our sector."

"Renault Trucks is proud to support XPO Logistics in its ecological transition. By investing massively in electric transport solutions, which are essential to the decarbonisation of logistics flows, XPO is demonstrating a strong social commitment," continues Christophe Martin, Managing Director of Renault Trucks France. "This new collaboration marks an important step in the sustainable development of transport, which remains essential to the smooth running of society."

This ground-breaking order is one of the company's latest investments to help its customers establish more responsible supply chains and reduce its own impact on the environment. XPO has one of the most modern and safety-equipped transport fleets in Europe.

Renault Trucks has the widest range of electric vehicles on the European market, from 650kg cargo bikes to 44-ton electric tractors. The company's goal is to achieve 50% of its sales with battery-electric vehicles by 2030.