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The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer), in partnership with Renault Trucks Middle East and Al Masaood, has launched the UAE’s first 100% electric waste truck in Abu Dhabi.
It is the first all-electric heavy-duty truck to be launched in the region.
Abu Dhabi Waste Management’s sole custodian, Tadweer, will use the truck to collect household waste in the emirate.
It was manufactured by Renault Trucks and represented by Al Masaood after Tadweer and Al Masaood signed an agreement during the recent EcoWaste exhibition and conference, according to national news agencies, Wan.
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Renault Trucks E-tech trucks will also run a pilot program to measure the vehicles’ performance in the capital’s summer heat, in addition to tackling logistical challenges such as the availability of charging stations along key routes.
The truck has low operating costs while maintaining optimum range and payload.
Equipped with a Gorica-Farid electric waste compactor with a capacity of 23 cubic meters, the truck will operate in Abu Dhabi, collecting household waste, almost silently and with zero tailpipe emissions.
Ali Al Dhaheri, MD and CEO of Tadweer, said: “Tadweer has established itself as a waste management and sustainable futureThe company employs state-of-the-art modern technology to ensure successful operations while supporting Abu Dhabi’s Environmental Vision 2030 and the UAE’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050. We are therefore looking forward to our continued partnership with Al Masaood and Renault Trucks and are delighted to see the performance and efficiency of this E-Tech waste management truck. “
Olivier De Saint Meleuc, Renault Trucks International President, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring our own electric mobility vision to this country, thanks to our partnership with Al Masaood who share our values and future of zero carbon Looking to the future.”
Mohamed El Zeftawi, General Manager, Commercial Vehicles and Equipment Sector, Al Masaood, said: “We have made a real and strong commitment to support the country in its 2050 Net Zero strategy initiative and we do recognize that as a key industrial player as the country’s The capital and the country as a whole, we do have a heavy responsibility not only to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, but also to provide private and public partners with innovative solutions to help reduce their own emissions.”
.@Tadweer_cwmwith Renault Trucks Middle East and @AlMasaoodLLClaunched the first 100% electric garbage truck in Abu Dhabi, the first all-electric heavy-duty truck to operate in the Middle East, supporting the UAE’s net-zero emissions and sustainability goals. pic.twitter.com/bMzCulgCjV
– Abu Dhabi Media Office (@ADMediaOffice) May 27, 2023
Renault Trucks D-Wide E-tech has already proven its effectiveness in Europe, with nearly 100 trucks each in Paris and Barcelona to fulfill its commitment to sustainable development and its communities.
By using these electric trucks, the two cities will remove more than 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the environment each year, the equivalent of taking 1,000 cars off the road each year.
With a range of up to 200 kilometers between charges, these trucks have already proven their worth in terms of zero emissions and performance. Tadwell Keen to start running electric trucks on the roads of Abu Dhabi to evaluate and monitor the performance of the vehicles in summer temperatures.