CEMEX, Volvo Launch World's First Electric Concrete Mixer Truck
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CEMEX, Volvo Launch World's First Electric Concrete Mixer Truck

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Antonio Gozain By Antonio Gozain | Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst - Fri, 02/10/2023 - 12:52

CEMEX and Volvo Trucks announced the world’s first fully electric and zero-emission heavy concrete mixer truck at a joint event in Berlin, Germany. The Volvo FMX electric truck will operate at the Berlin Spandau ready-mix plant, starting this month.

This development is part of the companies' agreement to improve productivity and reduce carbon emissions through the implementation of electromobility solutions for mobile construction equipment and trucks. 

“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. Together we will work to implement CO2-neutral transport in the construction industry. Our electric trucks are zero emissions and their silent operation also provides a better environment for people working at construction sites, as well as for residents living in the city,” says Roger Alm, President, Volvo Trucks.

The two companies are working together to make emission-free transport a reality in the construction industry. The Volvo FMX electric truck can complete a full day’s work with a single top-up charge during a regular break.

CEMEX is committed to becoming a net-zero CO2 company and has set a goal of reducing emissions by 47% by 2030, which aligns with the 1.5°C Science-Based Target initiative, according to the company. CEMEX also aims to be a net-zero company by 2050. 

“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,” says Fernando González, CEO, CEMEX.

On the other hand, Volvo Trucks is committed to the Paris Agreement and aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its value chain by 2040. Volvo Trucks a comprehensive electric lineup that covers everything from city distribution to regional haulage. The company aims for 50% of its sales by 2030 to be electric trucks.

Volvo Trucks and CEMEX are founding members of the First Movers Coalition, a collaboration between the World Economic Forum and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, which aims to create market demand for low-carbon technologies. The partnership between CEMEX and Volvo Trucks has great potential to contribute to the decarbonization of the construction industry, the companies say. The deployment of the fully electric ready-mix truck is a step in that direction, as both companies work to achieve their ambitious sustainability targets and contribute to the decarbonization of the global economy.

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