Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Industrial - November 14, 2022
Volvo Delivers Electric Trucks With Fossil-free Steel
Volvo Trucks has begun delivery to customers of a series of heavy-duty electric, 44-ton trucks that are built with fossil-free steel.
The fossil-free steel is produced by the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB and is made by using a new technology with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The result is a significantly lower climate impact and a step towards a net-zero emissions value chain. Among the customers with fossil-free steel in some of their electric trucks are Amazon and DFDS and, through the transport company Simon Loos, Unilever.
“Our journey to net zero emissions includes both making our vehicles fossil free in operation and over time fully replacing the material in our trucks with fossil-free and recycled alternatives,” says Jessica Sandström, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Volvo Trucks, in a statement.
“At Amazon, we are on the way to making all of our operations net-zero carbon by 2040. We need partners like Volvo to make this transition happen,” says Andreas Marschner, Vice President Transportation Services Europe at Amazon.
Around 30% of the materials in a new Volvo truck come from recycled materials. Also, up to 90% of the truck can be recycled at the end of its life. Fossil-free steel will be an important complement to the traditional and recycled steel used in Volvo’s trucks.
Volvo Trucks is committed to achieving net-zero GHG emissions in the entire value chain by 2040, at the latest.
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