Greenway Services Presents Success Story Of Using Renault Maxity Electric Trucks

DEC 20 2014 BY MARK KANE 6

Renault Maxity Electric operated by Greenway Services

Renault Maxity Electric operated by Greenway Services

Greenway Services, a French company specializing in “last kilometer” deliveries in all-electric vehicles, has been serving its entire client base with Renault Trucks Maxity Electric since 2011 and the delivery company seems to be happy with EVs.

The fleet of 10 trucks already covered 220,000 km (or 137,000 miles) in Paris and its suburbs, and soon will be expanded by two additional vehicles.

Nicolas Morisse, Managing Director of Greenway Services stated:

“Our aim is to combine respect for the environment with service quality. Thanks to our Maxity Electrics, we can guarantee our clients’ ‘last kilometre’ deliveries totally free of polluting emissions and noise, thereby keeping any nuisance for those living in the vicinity of our operations to the strictest minimum.”

“The Maxity Electric’s high payload and operating range enable us to draw up logistics plans adapted to our clients’ needs, optimise our rounds and thereby amortise the extra cost involved in an all electric solution.”

“Some of our long-standing clients, such as L’Occitane in Provence and Yves Rocher are already strongly committed to preserving the environment, and using a zero emission mode of transport enables them to pursue their commitments even further. But we are also convincing more and more businesses which are anticipating major changes in the way their goods are delivered in the future and are beginning to switch some of their deliveries in Paris to all electric.”

Renault Maxity Electric operated by Greenway Services

Renault Maxity Electric operated by Greenway Services

Payload of the Renault Maxity Electric is 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs), while range is up to 100 km (62 miles). Lithium-ion batteries can be recharged in seven hours.

“Greenway Services has adopted an overall environmental approach, offering its clients additional services to deliveries such as collecting and recycling packaging and delivery materials (palettes, film and cardboard boxes) as well as the Green Box (collection of batteries, lamps, paper and store consumables).”

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6 Comments on "Greenway Services Presents Success Story Of Using Renault Maxity Electric Trucks"

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Mike

This is a great idea. Cities could now regulate Electric Buses and Electric Delivery Trucks and turn living in a city to a real advantage.

ffbj

“the extra cost involved in an all electric solution.” Why not say us how much extra it costs? Here we have a company that has been all electric since 2011, previously they ran on something else. Probably diesel. So anyway they know on average how much it costs them to operate their fleet before and now. So why not just say it cost x amount before and now it costs y.
What he means by amortize is to spread out the cost so it makes me think he is talking about the initial cost of the vehicles, not the operating cost. Yep, new electric trucks are not cheap.

Mike

I wonder how many businesses even run the numbers on their diesel/gas fleet. If they fuel up at a business diesel pump, they should at least know how many gallons they use a year.

Wouldn’t they have to know their total cost for tax purposes? But, they needn’t know their yearly gallon usage.

Mark C

The place I work has a fleet of semi tractors and other large vehicles. The fuel usage is strictly monitored. Each vehicles fuel economy is tracked. It is another way of monitoring the condition of the driveline to see when something is going wrong, preferably before you have to have the vehicle towed home. Towing is a big expense, plus having a vehicle with your company logo being towed does not project the image most businesses are trying to maintain.

Jouni Valkonen

With Tesla tech, these trucks could have about 150 km range with same battery weight and about 30-60 minutes charging. And of course also the cost would be significantly lower.

kentish zoe

Not sure why anyone would think they would be dearer, but they probably would not want their competitors to know just how much they are saving……?
i know in the uk c&c taxis claim a £10k fuel saving per year per electric car so guess times that by 10 for a truck ?