Renault Trucks presents its roadmap towards a cleaner world White Paper on Decarbonisation: Switch to Electric Mobility, This informative document, which is already available via its website to all customers who wish to download it, provides important data on the different propulsion energies to come and is intended to be a help document for all companies that that need to address their decarbonization process.
The path to decarbonisation is already a reality for Renault Trucks. To meet the challenges from present to future, the French company has a detailed roadmap towards zero emission solutions. New web document created by the brand, available to all our customers, analyzes the current context of our planet, emphasizes the brand’s commitment to limit global warming to 1.5 ºC, as well as detailing 4 possible propulsion solutions Mentions from what is expected of it. The future of the industrial vehicle sector, an analysis of the pros and cons of each energy solution.
Electromobility: Renault Trucks solutions for your present and the future of society
For Renault Trucks, electromobility is already part of its brand strategy and it continuously invests in R&D&I to increase the capacity and autonomy of its batteries.
Electricity is the most efficient type of energy for reducing air pollution and noise pollution and it is the easiest technology to develop on a large scale, so it has great potential for regional and last-mile transport.
It also has immense potential to reduce emissions at the emissions level and without further ado, France has already achieved a reduction in CO emissions2 Over 82% over the entire life cycle of an electric vehicle (including battery recycling).
Hydrogen and fuel cells: the solution of the future for long distances
Hydrogen is currently one of the most studied decarbonization options given the potential it offers. However, there are many types of hydrogen and not all of them are clean. For this reason, Renault Trucks is committed to technologies based on “green” hydrogen as it is generated from renewable electricity and offers a reduction in CO emissions.2 About 67%.
These solutions are still the subject of study, in fact, hydrogen can currently be harnessed using fuel cell technology which is based on an electric truck but powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
This solution will be especially relevant for long-haul applications, however, since it requires large investments, which, according to the European Association for Hydrogen (FCHJU), cannot be done before 2030 and 2050.
Biodiesel and Synthetic Diesel: The Beginning of Decarbonization
Diesel as we know it today will disappear in the long term, however, more environmentally friendly solutions are being developed, such as biodiesel, which from vegetable oil Allows to reduce CO emissions2 up to 60% and synthetic diesel or e-diesel is also being developed, which allows for CO reductions2 up to 65%.
However, these solutions continue to emit NOx and, in the case of e-diesel, require large financial investments and, in the long term, it is an option that only 10% of vehicles are expected to use by 2040.
Biogas: A Short Term Solution
The white paper analyzes the possibilities of gas as a propulsion energy, rejecting methane solutions due to its polluting emissions, but highlighting the potential of biogas with up to 75% reductions of CO emissions.2, Although biogas produces NOx emissions, its production is expensive and its use is limited.
For Renault Trucks, taking care of our planet is already a priority. The brand understands that the activity of transporting goods and manufacturing vehicles is part of the problem, but it also allocates the resources that this ambitious challenge needs to be part of the solution, thanks to the research and development of new methods of propulsion .
In this sense, with its 100% electric solutions, the company started its path towards 0 emission solutions a few years ago and is aligned with the objectives of the Science Based Target (SBTI) with the elimination of greenhouse gases and carbon by 2040 . neutrality by 2050.
To download the white paper on decarbonisation, the brand has created a web page with detailed content for everyone interested: White paper on decarbonisation – Switch to electric mobility (renault-trucks.com)