Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) will use 30 Renault electric trucks to make last-mile deliveries to supermarkets and businesses in Belgium. The routes served average 150 km (93 miles) per day.
The beverage manufacturer is electrifying one fifth of its truck fleet, which it says will reduce its CO2 emissions by 75% compared to existing diesel trucks.
The Renault Trucks E-tech D and E-tech D Wide models that Coke bought each have a range of 200 km (124 miles), which is more than enough for 40% of CCEP’s current local delivery routes. The company has deployed an on-site charging station for each truck, and claims that these are powered by 100% green energy generated at the site.
“Our industry is facing difficulties that require rapid adaptation, but we are also firmly committed to maintaining a long-term approach. Investing in electric trucks will allow CCEP to cut CO2 emissions by 30% across the entire value chain by 2030 and become climate-neutral by 2040,” said An Vermeulen, CCEP’s Country Director for Belgium and Luxembourg.