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Renault, Tadweer launch region's first electric waste truck

ABU DHABI, May 27, 2023

In support of the UAE’s net-zero ambitions and sustainability agendas, Renault Trucks Middle East and Al Masaood  have collaborated with  Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) to launch the first 100% electric waste truck in the Middle East.
 
The Renault e-truck will be used by Tadweer to collect waste household in Abu Dhabi. 
 
Being the first electric heavy truck operating in the region, the Renault Trucks E-tech truck will also run a pilot programme to gauge the vehicle’s performance in the high temperatures such as the capital’s summer heat, in addition to addressing logistical challenges such as charging station availability along key routes.
 
The truck was manufactured by Renault Trucks, under the dealership of Al Masaood, following the signing of an MoU between Tadweer and Al Masaood during the EcoWaste Exhibition and Conference.
 
"Renault Trucks has a legacy of providing market-leading transport solutions for nearly 130 years, and we have succeeded because our eye is always out on the future needs of the industry," said Olivier De Saint Meleuc, President of Renault Trucks International. 
 
"The imperative for today is to tackle global warming, and we are proud that our state-of-the-art trucks are able to address the global requirement for low or zero emission vehicles, and to also contribute to the UAE’s visionary Net Zero 2050 strategic ambition. We are thrilled that we can bring our own electric mobility vision to the country, thanks to our partnership with Al Masaood, who share our values and future outlook for a zero-carbon future," he stated.
 
The Renault Trucks D-Wide E-tech has already demonstrated its effectiveness and performance in Europe, with urban centres like Paris and Barcelona adopting nearly 100 of the trucks each to fulfil their commitments to sustainability and their communities. 
 
Mohamed El Zeftawi, General Manager of Al Masaood’s Commercial Vehicles and Equipment division, said: "At Al Masaood, we have made a tangible and firm commitment to support the nation in meeting its Net Zero 2050 strategic initiative, and we do recognize that as a key industrial player in the nation’s capital and in the country as a whole, that we do bear a heavy responsibility in not only lowering our greenhouse emissions, but by providing innovative solutions to private and public partners to help mitigate their own emissions."
 
"We are able to deliver these solutions thanks to our strategic partnerships, and with Renault Trucks Middle East and Tadweer, we found partners that can deliver on our aspirations," stated El Zeftawi.
 
Tadweer Managing Director and CEO Ali Al Dhaheri has established its position as a pioneer in waste management and driving a sustainable future. 
 
"The company incorporates state-of-the-art and modern technologies to ensure successful operation, while supporting Abu Dhabi’s Environment Vision 2030 and the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 ambitions as well," he stated.
 
"The launch of the Renault E-Tech waste management truck is also a commitment to both the UAE’s and the capital’s electrified mobility strategies; strategies which both the country and its capital find themselves at the forefront globally," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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