Renault Trucks achieved its best year since 2012 in 2021. With 51,460 vehicles invoiced worldwide and + 44% of orders compared to 2020. The catch-up in 2020 thus gave it a market share in France of 29 .8%, with 21,221 vehicles sold. And it also allowed him to sell 24,760 vehicles in the rest of Europe and 5,478 on the other continents.
All Renault Trucks ranges thus benefited from the upturn in 2021. In France, vehicles from 3.5 to 44 t grew by 27%, with 33,422 vehicles sold. And SUVs reached 18,038 sales, up 21%. Sales of VI over 16 t increased by 10.3%. That is a market share of 29%.
In Europe, the manufacturer achieved a market share of 8.8% for vehicles over 16 t. Its invoices for vehicles over 6 t increased by 41%. With peaks of 89% in Poland and 56% in the United Kingdom. Utilities posted sales increases of 20% in the Netherlands, 57% in Belgium, 20% in the United Kingdom, and 45% in Italy and Central Europe. Added to this is the 41% increase in service contracts and the 8.9% increase in spare parts sales.
Circular economy acclaimed
Renault Trucks attributes these results for 2021 to supporting its customers in their daily lives and in their energy transition through varied and comprehensive solutions. Sales of used vehicles (used vehicles) thus reached a 33.4% market share. 300 VI reconditioned by its Used Trucks Factory and its recycled spare parts prove it. “The reconditioning of used cars, the recycling of parts and retrofits are part of a circular economy in which we will sell fewer trucks which will last longer with an extended TCO”, assures Christophe Martin, Managing Director of Renault Trucks. In this logic, the manufacturer has entered into a partnership with Neotrucks to retrofit its used tractors into electric park tractors.
Energy mix and e-tech strategy
The energy mix is thus the best way for customers to decarbonise their transport. This is evidenced by the 14% of long-distance vehicles sold in 2021 and which run on gas or B100. But also the 3,000 VI orders for B100, including 2,000 for irreversible B100. The 249 electric trucks sold and the 613 ordered in 2021 also fuel a “reflection on the overall operation of fleets according to the energies used, underlines the managing director. Customers want advice, security and turnkey support. »
In this e-tech strategy, Renault Trucks has teamed up with Enedis to connect the sites of its electromobility customers to the public electricity grid at the best cost. The manufacturer’s new medium unit, which is designing an electric urban heavy transport vehicle for Geodis with a TCO identical to that of a thermal vehicle, will benefit from this agreement.