CEMEX launches plug-and-play zero-emission electric trucks
CEMEX has announced that it is the first building materials company to carry out a large-scale pilot project in several countries using fully electric ready-mix concrete trucks. In 2021, CEMEX joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) and is committed to accelerating innovation and development of decarbonization technologies in heavy-duty on-road trucking services.
A first successful trial was conducted in Germany, followed by another trial in France which was also successful. CEMEX plans to gradually continue to introduce and test new zero-emission ready-mix truck prototypes into its fleet.
As part of its Future in Action program, CEMEX is leading the way to carbon neutrality in the building materials industry and has the ambition to deliver only net zero CO emissions.2 concrete globally by 2050. Eliminating emissions from the delivery of concrete is a component of reaching this milestone.
The FMC brings together business leaders with a global footprint to create market demand for zero-carbon solutions in this decade and kick-start the scaling of these emerging technologies. The coalition is a partnership between the World Economic Forum and the US office of Presidential Special Climate Envoy John Kerry.
CEMEX’s commitment is specifically focused on accelerating the market for zero-emission heavy-duty services. As one of the world’s largest suppliers of ready-mixed concrete, CEMEX and its network of third-party suppliers can help create market demand for these vehicles.
CEMEX has been studying low-emission vehicles for some time. The success of these trials has given additional confidence to transport activities to gradually move from combustion engines to economically feasible and environmentally friendly transport solutions.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/15022022/cemex-to-introduce-zero-emissions-electric-ready-mix-trucks/
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