Launched in 1986, the Motor Transport Awards have been running continuously ever since – marking 35 years in 2021. The Awards have been presented in the prestigious Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel. The Motor Transport Awards are judged by more than 50 senior industry figures, and it is a fact that the awards are made by knowledgeable industry peers.
The Technical excellence Awards are presented to those companies that “demonstrate high levels of efficiency, reliability, availability, safety and first-time annual test pass rates. Innovation is also essential – this could involve reducing fuel consumption, being more efficient or using technology creatively to solve a specific technical fleet problem. This award is open to a third party or own account operators running 11 or more commercial vehicles and vehicle or product manufacturers which have developed technical solutions to meet their customers’ operational needs.”
“During the 35th edition of The Motor Transport Awards 2021, held in London on September 2nd, the Renault Trucks Z.E. range won the “Technical Excellence Award”. Selected by an independent judging panel of senior industry figures, the award recognises the vehicle manufacturer that has demonstrated the best technical solutions to meet their customers’ operational needs”, said an official press release from Renault Trucks.
Receiving the award, Carlos Rodrigues, Managing Director Renault Trucks UK & Ireland said: “Renault Trucks has championed the zero-emission journey for the UK transport industry, so to be recognised with the Motor Transport Technical Excellence Award for our fully electric range is hugely exciting. The move to zero-carbon solutions is the single most significant change in our industry and will benefit the whole society.” He continues: “For Renault Trucks to be recognised, not just for the technical excellence of our Z.E. models, but also our collaborative approach to the transformation is very satisfying. We hope this award will be a springboard to many operators’ move to a more sustainable future – starting today!”
Electric trucks could be the future of environment-friendly cold chain storage and transport. The British government recently quickened pace towards a switch to Hydrogen based fuels over Red Diesel by bringing in policy changes that would help achieve the temperature goals as per the Paris Climate Accord goals. Renault electric trucks have already been taken over the fleets of European brewers Carlsberg the past week.
“Carlsberg Group will use the new trucks to deliver products to customers from a network of 12 logistics sites. The vehicles will be based at its Feldschlösschen brewery for charging”, said a news report by the group.
“We’re committed to cutting carbon at every stage, including logistics, which globally accounts for around 12% of the footprint of a beer,” Carlsberg Group’s executive vice-president for the supply chain, Victor Shevstov, said.
The awards come in the nick of time to promote the popularity of electric trucks in the industry and encourage switching to eco-friendly transport methods.