Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Industrial - February 24, 2023
CEMEX Buys Electric Concrete Mixer Truck
CEMEX announced that it purchased a fully electric and zero-emission heavy concrete mixer truck.
The truck, manufactured by Volvo, is the latest development of an agreement signed between the companies in 2021 to closely collaborate to improve productivity and carbon emissions reductions.
The Volvo FMX electric truck can be used for a full day’s work with a single top-up charge. It will be operating at the Berlin Spandau ready-mix plant in Berlin starting this month.
“CEMEX is committed to becoming a net-zero CO2 company; innovation and collaboration are at the core of this commitment,” said Fernando A. González, CEO of CEMEX in a statement. “Our partnership with Volvo has tremendous 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.”
Under its Future in Action program, CEMEX recently announced updated climate action targets of below 430 kg CO2 per metric ton of cementitious materials, an approximate 47% reduction in CO2 emissions, by 2030. This new goal aligns with the 1.5ºC of the Science-Based Target initiative (“SBTi). The company also reaffirmed and verified its goal of being a net-zero company by 2050.