The Renault Vehicles facility in Blainville has been producing medium-duty 100% electric trucks since 2020, marking a watershed moment in the development of urban and peri-urban transportation. The facility has already built 1,000 electric trucks of 16, 19, and 26 tonnes, which are utilised throughout Europe, as proof of the success of this carbon-free transportation solution.
The Renault Trucks facility in Blainville-sur-Orne (Normandy), which has been in operation since 1956, specialises in the production of medium-duty cars and truck cabins. As a European first, it has been scaled to allow the production of electric trucks weighing 16 to 26 tonnes beginning in March 2020. Various provisions have been made inside the Normandy industrial site to facilitate the manufacturing of battery-electric vehicles, including a 1,800 sqm building exclusively dedicated to final assembly.
The demand for electric mobility has been increasing since March 2020, when serial manufacture of Renault Trucks electric versions began. Electric vehicle manufacturing capacity has increased to meet rising demand due to great production flexibility and continual adaption of industrial equipment.
At present, half of the electric trucks sold in Europe are produced in the Renault Trucks plant in Blainville-sur-Orne.