Earthmoving News, Environment & Research, Technology News, Trucks & Utes

Electric concrete truck to be trialled

Sustainable building solutions company, Holcim Australia, has teamed up with Foton Mobility Distribution (FMD), to trial a new electric concrete truck

Holcim has made an agreement with Australian distributor FMD to trial the Foton e-Auman C electric concrete truck in Australia.

The truck will undergo a six-month trial by Holcim at a remote site near Port Hedland in Western Australia where it will be exposed to extreme operating conditions, Holcim says.

Both companies will be able to test the performance of the truck under the operating requirements of ready-mix concrete distribution.

“The initiative is aligned to Holcim’s global Accelerating Green Growth strategy,” Holcim Australia and New Zealand head of sustainability Cyril Giraud says.

“It serves as a local example of Holcim’s commitment to investing in zero emissions vehicles, thereby helping to reduce environmental impacts while delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers.”

If the trial is successful and approved under Australian Design Rules for public road use, Holcim says it will be able to deliver its EcoPact low-carbon concrete products more sustainably – further assisting its customers to achieve their own climate targets.

“By replacing one diesel concrete truck with an EV we will eliminate approximately 42 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each and every year,” Giraud says.

“This equates to a fuel cost saving in excess of $33,000 per annum, before further savings are extracted via lower service and maintenance costs.”

Holcim Australia says it has been actively working towards decarbonising its fleet operations by conducting trials on battery-powered heavy vehicles.

More electric vehicle news: Ram unveils battery-powered 1500 Revolution

Send this to a friend