Swiss international construction company Holcim has launched an initiative to significantly reducing CO2 emissions of its truck fleet and has ordered 1,000 electric (FH) and medium (FM) electric trucks from Volvo Trucks. The first 130 models will be produced in France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK between the fourth quarter of 2023 and the end of 2024, while the entire lot will be produced by 2030. Not all cars will be owned by the Swiss company, because part is intended for its service providers. transportation. By replacing diesel trucks with electric ones, Holcim hopes to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50,000 tons per year.
Volvo and Holcim trucks participate in the Scientific Objectives program and is one of the founders of the First Movers Alliance, an alliance between companies that use their great purchasing power to launch sustainable technology markets for the environment in sectors where it is difficult to reduce CO2 emissions. Volvo Trucks calculates the CO2 reduction using its Environmental Footprint calculator, which compares the CO2 emissions of each truck based on the annual mileage of 80,000 km of the truck balanced by a vehicle weight of 44 tonnes and assuming that the diesel version uses biodiesel at 7. % and an average consumption of 23 liters per hundred kilometers.
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