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Van den Bosch unveils electric truck

May 17, 2024
Netherlands-based bulk logistics provider deploys new battery-powered Renault E-tech T in service of long-time customer Mars

Van den Bosch recently unveiled a new Renault E-tech T battery-electric truck.

“With this e-truck, we are entering a new phase in the field of sustainable logistics,” Van den Bosch CEO Rico Daandels said in a news release.

The Renault E-tech T runs on six batteries that provide a range of up to 500 kilometers (300 mile), according to the manufacturer. “That makes the e-truck ideal for regional transport operations. This is why the truck is used to make logistics operations on and around a production site even more sustainable,” Daandels said.

Van den Bosch wants to set the bar high when it comes to sustainability, he added.

 “As ‘The Supply Changer in Bulk,’ we aim for sustainable change in the sector,” Daandels continued. “We are taking the lead in making bulk logistics more sustainable together with our partners.

“It’s our ambition to become a leader in sustainability in our industry by 2030.”

Van den Bosch will deploy the e-truck exclusively for Mars, marking the next step in the partners’ long-standing cooperation. “We are very happy with this electric truck,” said Bart Hermans, Mars logistics manager. “This is also completely in line with Mars’ sustainability ambition, where we want to work together with our partners.”

After a decade of moving toward more sustainable equipment solutions, more than 90% of the vehicles in Van den Bosch’s fleet are now intermodal, helping the bulk logistics provider reduce its CO2 emissions every day. “But sustainability is not to be found in intermodal transport alone,” Daandels said.

“Road transport is and will remain indispensable. Therefore, the challenge is to organize it as sustainably as possible.”

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