Companies unveil first fully electric, zero-emission heavy ready-mixed concrete truckmixer
VOLVO Trucks have supplied CEMEX with the world’s first fully electric and zero-emission heavy concrete truckmixer at a joint event in Berlin, Germany.
The truck is the latest development of an agreement signed between the companies in 2021 to closely collaborate to improve productivity and reduce carbon emissions through the global implementation of electromobility and productivity solutions and uptime services.
According to Volvo Trucks, the FMX electric truck can carry out a full day’s work with a single top-up charge. It will be operating at the Berlin Spandau ready-mixed concrete plant in Berlin, starting this month.
With fully electric heavy-duty transport gradually increasing, Volvo and CEMEX are working together to discover, pilot, and scale the technologies needed to make emissions-free transport a reality in the construction industry.
‘We are very happy to take this important step in the partnership with CEMEX,’ said Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks. ‘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.’
Fernando A. González, chief executive officer of CEMEX, said: ‘We are committed to becoming a net-zero CO2 company; innovation and collaboration are at the core of this commitment.
‘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.’