With a dedicated ceremony held in Berlin, Germany, Volvo Trucks delivered the first heavy-duty electric concrete mixer truck to CEMEX, a leading company in the building materials industry. The battery electric truck is the latest development of an agreement signed between Volvo and CEMEX in 2021, on global collaboration in electromobility solutions to achieve reduced carbon emissions and improved productivity.
The electric concrete mixer truck will be operating at a ready-mix concrete plant in Spandau in Berlin, starting this month. Electrification of concrete transportation is challenging due to heavy loads and continuous mixing demands. As fully electric heavy-duty transport is gradually increasing, Volvo Trucks and CEMEX are working to develop and scale the technologies needed to make emissions-free transport also a reality in the demanding construction industry.
The first electric concrete mixer delivered to CEMEX
“We are very happy to take this important step in the partnership with CEMEX. Both our companies have committed to ambitious sustainability targets and collaboration is the way to get there. Together we will work to implement emission-free transport in the construction industry. Our electric trucks are zero emissions and their silent operation also provide a better environment for people working at construction sites, as well as for residents living nearby,” commented Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.
“CEMEX is committed to becoming a net-zero CO2 company; innovation and collaboration are at the core of this commitment,” added Fernando A. González, CEO of CEMEX. “Our partnership with Volvo has incredible potential to contribute to the decarbonization of our business. Rolling out our first fully electric ready-mix truck is a strong progress in that direction.”