Volvo Trucks has recently announced a groundbreaking deal with Holcim, a leading global provider of building solutions.
The agreement involves the sale of 1,000 electric trucks, marking it the largest commercial order of Volvo electric trucks to date.
Holcim, headquartered in Switzerland, has joined forces with Volvo Trucks and its contractors to deploy electric trucks across its European operations by 2030. The first phase of the delivery will see 130 electric Volvo FH and Volvo FM trucks being shipped to various markets, including France, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. The initial deliveries are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023 and will continue throughout 2024.
This agreement stems from a broader partnership between Holcim and the Volvo Group. By replacing 1,000 existing Volvo FH diesel trucks with the electric Volvo FH models, powered by green electricity on regular routes, an estimated 50,000 tonnes of CO2 could be saved annually.
Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, expressed his pride in the partnership with Holcim and the collective accomplishments attained thus far. Lundstedt emphasised the importance of long-term collaboration and strong dedication in realising substantial CO2 reductions.
Jan Jenisch, Chairman and CEO of Holcim, highlighted the necessity of deep collaboration across value chains to facilitate the transition to a net-zero future. He emphasised the significance of partnering with Volvo to electrify Holcim’s logistics operations in Europe, aiming to achieve its goal of incorporating 30% zero-emission heavy-duty trucks by 2030.
Both Volvo Trucks and Holcim are committed supporters of the Science-based Targets initiative, which propels ambitious climate action within the private sector. Additionally, they are both founding members of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), a collective of organisations dedicated to advancing sustainable transportation solutions.