In a bid to advance its commitment to sustainability, kitchen manufacturer Howdens has welcomed two new 19-tonne Renault E-Tech D-Wides vehicles into its fleet. This addition is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to adhere to its road to zero roadmap and reduce carbon emissions.


Procured through Yusen Logistics, the two Renault E-Tech D-Wides represent a strategic move for Howdens, aligning with its recent announcement of achieving CO2 reduction across the fleet.

Howdens introduced Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) to its fleet last year, contributing to the significant 6% decline in CO2 emissions and the introduction of these electric vehicles marks a further advancement in Howdens’ sustainability journey. “Over the past year, we have made substantial progress towards enhancing the sustainability of our fleet. The inclusion of these new electric vehicles marks a pivotal step in our ongoing commitment to further reduce our carbon footprint,” said Gareth Sterland, Head of Transport at Howdens.

Technical details of the Renault E-Tech include a lithium-ion battery with varying capacities ranging from 200kWh to 375kWh. The driveline features two electric motors with a maximum power output of 370kW (500hp) and a continuous power of 260kW (350hp). The maximum torque is recorded at 850Nm, and the vehicle utilises a two-gear transmission system. Charging options include compatibility with AC charging up to 22kW and DC charging with a maximum power of 150kW, allowing for a full charge in approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. The vehicle offers a range of up to 315km.