Holcim orders 1,000 electric Volvo trucks
Volvo Trucks receives order for up to 1,000 electric trucks by 2030 from Holcim, a Swiss building solutions provider.
The largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks confirms that the first 130 trucks will be delivered in 2023 and 2024.
Heaquartered in Switzerland, Holcim has agreed to deploy the first 130 Volvo FH and Volvo FM trucks to France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK from Q4 of 2023 and throughout 2024.
Replacing 1,000 diesel trucks with electric ones that use green electricity, Volvo says up to 50,000t of CO2 could be saved every year.
Both companies are committed to the Science-based targets initiative - a plan to drive climate action in the private sector - and the first movers coalition, where a group of companies are leveraging their purchasing power to create early markets for innovative clean technologies across eight hard-to-abate sectors.
'The net-zero transition requires deep collaboration across value chains. We are excited to be partnering with Volvo to decarbonise our European operations’ logistics with electric fleets, advancing our goal to reach 30% of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks by 2030,' says Holcim Chairman and CEO Jan Jenisch.