Construction material provider Holcim will deploy up to 1,000 electric trucks from Volvo by 2030. Deliveries will start in the fourth quarter of 2023.
This deal, reportedly the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, is part of a wider partnership between Holcim and Volvo Group to deploy electric trucks across Holcim’s operations in Europe between now and 2030.
Both companies are founding members of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), a group of companies that aim to use their purchasing power to create early markets for innovative clean technologies.
“The net-zero transition requires deep collaboration across value chains,” said Holcim Chairman and CEO Jan Jenisch. “We are excited to be partnering with Volvo to decarbonize our European operations’ logistics with electric fleets, advancing our goal to reach 30% of zero-emission heavy-duty truck purchases or contracts by 2030.”