Solar panels on Renault electric truck


Renault Trucks has mounted solar panels on the roof of one of its electric vehicles

This way they can get green energy for free from the sun and use it on the refrigeration unit. Especially usefull on warm and hot days when they need it the most to keep cool.

Logistics firm Rhyner Logistik purchased one of the Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. vehicles to supply Denner supermarkets in the suburbs of Zurich, Switzerland. The zero-emissions vehicle’s near-silent operation was seen as the ideal solution to minimise disturbing local residents while also respecting the environment.

In its marketing materials, Renault gives the example of a waste collection vehicle, which would give the truck a range of about 75 miles and reduce emissions by about 75 per cent.