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Cat and CRH trial off-road battery trucks

CRH and Caterpillar have signed an agreement to develop and deploy electric off-road vehicles and charging solutions in North America

A building materials company (CRH) and Caterpillar have reached an agreement, focusing on accelerating the deployment of Caterpillar’s 70 to 100-ton (63.5 to 90.7 tonne) class battery electric off-road truck.

CRH will test and validate the off-road trucks at its operations in North America after it became the first company in the building materials industry to sign an electrification agreement with Caterpillar, CRH says in a statement.

“The collaboration will advance the use of sustainable equipment in CRH’s operations and provide valuable real-world insights to Caterpillar in areas including safety, performance, operational and compliance requirements for the aggregates industry,” CRH says.

“Vehicle electrification has an important role to play in decarbonising CRH’s business and delivering its industry-leading target to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 and to becoming a net-zero business by 2050.”


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