Volvo delivers heavy-duty electric concrete mixer truck to CEMEX
Volvo Trucks has supplied CEMEX with the first fully electric and zero exhaust emission heavy-duty concrete mixer truck. The battery electric truck is the latest development of an agreement signed between Volvo and CEMEX in 2021.
The Volvo FMX electric heavy-duty truck, which was handed over at an event in Berlin, Germany, can complete a full day's work with a single top-up charge during the regular break. It will be operating at a ready-mix concrete plant in Spandau in Berlin. Electrification of concrete transportation is challenging due to heavy loads and continuous mixing demands. As fully electric heavy-duty transport is gradually increasing, Volvo Trucks and CEMEX are working to develop and scale the technologies needed to make emissions-free transport also a reality in the construction industry.
"We are very happy to take this important step in the partnership with CEMEX. Both our companies have committed to ambitious sustainability targets and collaboration is the way to get there," says Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks. "Together we will work to implement emission-free transport in the construction industry. Our electric trucks are zero emissions and their silent operation also provide a better environment for people working at construction sites, as well as for residents living nearby."
"CEMEX is committed to becoming a net-zero CO2 company; innovation and collaboration are at the core of this commitment," says Fernando A. González, CEO of CEMEX. "Our partnership with Volvo has incredible potential to contribute to the decarbonization of our business. Rolling out our first fully electric ready-mix truck is a strong progress in that direction."
CEMEX and Volvo Group are founding members of the First Movers coalition, a collaboration between the World Economic Forum with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, for companies to make purchasing commitments that create market demand for low-carbon technologies. Volvo Trucks and CEMEX are committed to reaching their ambitious sustainability targets and contributing to the decarbonization of the global economy.
Volvo Trucks has electric trucks that can operate at a total weight of 16 to 44 tons, covering everything from city distribution and refuse handling, to urban construction transports and regional haulage. The company's target is that half of its total sales of new trucks will be electric by 2030.
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