Rhyner Logistik gains electric Renault truck with solar panels


Swiss haulier Rhyner Logistik has acquired a fully electric Renault Truck D Wide Z.E. to supply Denner supermarkets which has also been fitted with solar panels  to provide power to the refrigeration unit.

This system is particularly suited to temperature-controlled transport, because it is when outside temperatures are high - and the sun is therefore strong - that the cooling is most needed.

As it is convinced that electric mobility is the most effective way to achieve carbon neutrality, Rhyner Logistik has also acquired a rapid charging station. To optimise autonomy, the truck is charged at the depot during loading operations.

Because the truck is driven in an urban environment that requires frequent braking, energy recovery also leads to savings of 20 to 30%, which translate into additional miles.