Company set for net zero emissions
In September 2022, Volvo Trucks started series production of heavy-duty electric, 44Tonne trucks, as the first global truck manufacturer to achieve this. Some of the electric trucks will also be the first trucks in the world that are built with fossil-free steel, the manufacturer stated in a press communique.
“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,” asserted Jessica Sandström, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Volvo Trucks.
The fossil-free steel is produced by the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB and is made by using a completely modern technology with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The result is a significantly lower climate impact and an important step towards a net-zero emissions value chain.