Massive Mercedes-Benz order to boost Holcim sustainability

Holcim will use the eActros trucks to further its sustainability strategy and meet its 2030 goals.

Building materials producer Holcim plans to order 1,000 units of the Mercedes-Benz eActros 600 electric truck for its European fleet.

This order represents the largest planned single order to date for the truck.

Intended to further push Holcim’s sustainability strategy, the trucks will contribute to its 2030 goal of reducing by 24% its scope 3 downstream transportation emissions per ton of material transported versus a 2020 baseline.

Most of the vehicles are intended for the transport of building materials such as cement with silo trailers.

Holcim region head of Europe Miljan Gutovic says this order is key to accelerating their goal.

“Holcim is advancing the transition to more sustainable and efficient transportation by decarbonizing our operations’ logistics,” Gutovic says.

“We are excited to be partnering with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to electrify our fleet, accelerating our goal for 30% of our heavy-duty truck purchases or contracts to be zero-emission by 2030.”

The high battery capacity of more than 600 kilowatt hours and a new, particularly efficient electric drive axle enable the e-truck to achieve a range of 500 kilometres without intermediate charging, which means the eActros 600 will be able to travel significantly more than 1,000 kilometres per day.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks CEO Karin Rådström says Holcim is one of its most important customers in the construction industry.

“We are very pleased that the company decided for the eActros 600 in its transformation towards alternative drives. Our electric truck with the three-pointed star sets new standards in terms of efficiency.”

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