Coca-Cola will now make local deliveries in Belgium with 30 Renault Trucks electric vehicles

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Partners Coca-Cola Europacific (CCEP) will start using 30 electric trucks to make “last mile” deliveries to local customers in Belgium. The first five vehicles will be released today in the Antwerp Region. Through a key partnership with Renault Trucksbeverage maker is electrifying a fifth of its truck fleet and creating the largest fleet of electric trucks in the world Belgium.1 The company will also reduce its CO2 emissions by 75% compared to diesel trucks. “Our industry is facing challenges that require rapid adaptation, but we are also strongly committed to maintaining a long-term approach. Investing in electric trucks will enable Coca-Cola Europacific Partners to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% over the entire value chain by 2030. and become climate neutral by 2040,” says An Vermeulen, Vice President and Country Director of Coca-Cola Europapacific Partners for Belgium and Luxemburg.

The first five Renault Trucks E-tech D and D Wide will come out in the Antwerp region today, and other trucks will arrive in the coming months at the manufacturing and distribution sites in Ghent and Chaudfontaine in Belgium. “Most of our deliveries are very local, to supermarkets and businesses close to our sites, with average journeys of 150 km per day,” explains An Vermeulen. “The transition to electric vehicles is making sense, thanks to a total investment of approximately 7 million euros. This is an example of our efforts to take a long-term and sustainable approach at the local level by Belgium.”

Optimized local routes

Coca-Cola has chosen a configuration that allows Renault Truck’s electric vehicles to travel 200 km per day, which is more than enough for 40% of CCEP’s current local delivery routes. Each truck has an on-site charging station to fully charge the battery overnight. These charging stations are powered by 100% green energy generated on site.

Coca-Cola has chosen a configuration that allows Renault Truck’s electric vehicles to travel 200 km per day, which is more than enough for 40% of CCEP’s current local delivery routes. Each truck has an on-site charging station to fully charge the battery overnight. These charging stations are powered by 100% green energy generated on site.

Coca-Cola worked closely with Renault Trucks to select the right trucks and create the best loading conditions for this local use: “We carefully analyzed Coca-Cola’s logistics data, performed realistic route simulations and carried out tests in real conditions relating to energy consumption as well as the comfort and safety of the driver”, declares Siegfried Van Brabandt, Managing Director of Renault Trucks Belux. “The trucks are also equipped with 360° camera systems to eliminate blind spots, a loudspeaker to warn pedestrians and cyclists, and a transparent door for optimal visibility on the passenger side.” The 30 electric trucks deployed this year are only a first step for CCEP. “We will continue to take steps to decarbonize our fleet until 2030 while continuing to study market developments to determine the future of our fleets taking into account parameters such as covering longer distances, the autonomy of vehicles and heavier loads”, explains An Vermeulen.

Continuous innovation

CCEP also wants to continue to look to the future in collaboration with Renault Trucks. “To help our customers decarbonize their fleets, we have developed a tailor-made solution that covers both vehicles and services. We also offer support to ensure the proper use of electric trucks. And we continue to expand our range of electric vehicles: next year we will produce a 44 t electric truck that goes much further on a single charge,” says Siegfried Van Brabandt. “In addition, as part of the Volvo Group, we are investing in the expansion of public charging infrastructure in Europe through strategic partnerships. This is going to be a really exciting decade for our industry, and we’re excited to make meaningful progress in this area with partners like Coca-Cola. »

Investments in CO2 reduction for a sustainable future

The transition to electric modes of transport is an important local step in Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. “We continue to invest in our long-term goal of reducing our CO2 emissions. We are acting on several fronts: reducing our packaging as much as possible because it represents around 40% of our environmental footprint; last year we started using 100% recycled plastic for all our plastic bottles Belgium,2 which has reduced our emissions by 70%; and our Chaudfontaine site has obtained carbon neutrality certification. These initiatives bear witness to our desire to continue to develop sustainably alongside our partners and customers. This is our contribution to achieving the goals of our sustainability action plan,” says An Vermeulen.

1 To date, 28 electric trucks are registered in Belgium. Source: European Alternative Fuels Observatory, November 2022.
2 100% recycled plastic except cap and label, Aquarius 1.5 l, Tropico 1.5 l and Minute Maid 33 cl bottles.

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About Coca-Cola in Belgium and Luxemburg

Coca-Cola comprises two companies in Belgium and Luxemburg. Coca-Cola Services is part of The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company and its affiliates own the marks. They are responsible for consumer marketing and beverage concentrates sold to Coca-Cola Europapacific Partners in Belgium and Luxemburg, subsidiaries of Coca-Cola Europacfic Partners plc (CCEP). CPEC in Belgium and Luxemburg produces, distributes and/or sells Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Aquarius, Minute Maid, Nordic Mist, Chaudfontaine, Finley, Fuze Tea, Appletiser, POMS, Hawai, CHAQWA, Costa Coffee, Tropico, Rosport*, Rosport Pom’s*, Monster*, Capri-Sun*, Nalu* and Reign*. Coca-Cola is constantly seeking to optimize its portfolio, from reducing the sugar content of its beverages to introducing new innovative products. Coca-Cola Services and CCEP are also working to reduce their environmental impact by returning water to nature and promoting recycling.

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About Renault Trucks

Renault Trucks, a French truck manufacturer, has been offering transport solutions to professionals since 1894, from light utility vehicles to heavy-duty tractors. Committed to the energy transition, Renault Trucks offers fuel-efficient vehicles and a complete range of 100% electric trucks, whose lifespan is extended in a circular economy approach. Renault Trucks is part of the Volvo group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction machinery and industrial and marine engines. The group also offers comprehensive financing and service solutions.
Key figures:
9,450 employees worldwide 4 production sites in
1,400 points of sale and service worldwide.

54,000 vehicles sold in 2021

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