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Volvo Trucks to sell 1,000 electric trucks to Holcim by 2030

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Volvo Trucks has signed a letter of intent to sell 1,000 electric trucks between now and 2030 to Holcim. The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and the first 130 trucks will be delivered in 2023 and 2024. 

Holcim is a provider of building solutions, with headquarters in Switzerland. At CONEXPO-CON/AGG, Holcim won the Contractors' Choice Award, and in 2022, won the bauma Innovation Award for Building Innovation. Now, the company and its contractors have, with Volvo Trucks, agreed to plan for the deployment of 1,000 electric Volvo trucks across Holcim's operations in Europe between now and 2030. 

The first 130 heavy electric Volvo FH and Volvo FM trucks will be delivered to markets including France, Germany, Switzerland, and the U.K. during the fourth quarter of 2023 and throughout 2024.

"Long-term collaboration and a strong commitment to really make a difference are essential for making big CO2 reductions a reality. I'm very proud of the partnership we have developed with Holcim, and the results we are achieving together," says Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO of Volvo Group. 

"The net-zero transition requires deep collaboration across value chains. We are excited to be partnering with Volvo to decarbonize our European operations' logistics with electric fleets, advancing our goal to reach 30 percent of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks by 2030," says Jan Jenisch, chairman and CEO of Holcim. 

By replacing 1,000 existing Volvo FH diesel trucks with Volvo FH Electric trucks using green electricity on a typical route, up to 50,000 tons of CO2 could be saved every year. 

Both companies are committed to the science-based targets initiative, which drives climate action in the private sector, and both are also founding members of First Movers Coalition (FMC). 

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