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CEMEX aiming to create first zero-emissions fleet

Electromobility

Volvo and CEMEX set to collaborate on global implementation of electromobility solutions

CEMEX have announced today that they will work together with Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Trucks to develop a zero-emissions fleet with electromobility solutions that aligns with CEMEX´s climate action programme, Future in Action.

As global leaders in their respective industries, CEMEX and Volvo say this alliance brings together their unique experiences and approaches to innovation and technology that can drive real progress on climate action.

The companies have reached a memorandum of understanding to closely collaborate to improve productivity and CO2 footprint through the global implementation of electromobility solutions on mobile construction equipment and trucks, productivity solutions, and uptime services. Initial developments and trials of technologies are planned for a European site.

Rodrigo Konda, key account manager at Volvo CE, said: ‘CEMEX are a great example of how a company can truly commit to becoming carbon neutral in an energy-intensive industry such as construction materials. We are eager to partner with them and work together with an ambition to create the first CO2-neutral fleet in the construction space with our best-in-class productivity services as well as electromobility solutions.’

Vicente Saiso, CEMEX’s head of global sustainability, said: ‘Working together with a leading global company in electromobility construction equipment and trucks…will strengthen our efforts to address climate change and reduce our carbon footprint to reach net zero by 2050. We are excited to collaborate and develop a roadmap to introduce electric trucks and equipment throughout our operations.’

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