Holcim to deploy 1,000 Mercedes-Benz Trucks long-distance electric vehicles

  • 1,000 new eActros 600 battery-electric trucks will help Holcim achieve scope 3 emissions reduction targets


Holcim will deploy a total of 1,000 units of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ new eActros 600 battery-powered electric truck, which premiered in October 2023, to its European fleet. This enlargement of its electric truck fleet will contribute to Holcim’s 2030 goal of reducing by 24% its scope 3 downstream transportation emissions per ton of material transported versus a 2020 baseline. 

Miljan Gutovic, Region Head Europe, Holcim: “Holcim is advancing the transition to more sustainable and efficient transportation by decarbonizing our operations’ logistics. 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.” 

Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “Holcim is one of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ 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.” 

Holcim is transitioning to low-carbon mobility from the quarry to the lorry by adopting more sustainable and efficient transportation. Deploying electric fleets across its operations, from autonomous electric vehicles in its quarries to heavy-duty electric trucks to distribute its materials, Holcim aims for 30% of its heavy-duty truck purchases or contracts to be zero-emission by 2030. 

The majority of the eActros 600 electric trucks will be used with silo trailers for the transportation of building materials. 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 kilometers without intermediate charging, which means the eActros 600 will be able to travel significantly more than 1,000 kilometers per day. The start of series production is planned for the end of 2024.

About Holcim

Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions with net sales of CHF 29.2 billion in 2022. Driven by its purpose to build progress for people and the planet, its 60,000 employees are on a mission to decarbonize building, while improving living standards for all. The company empowers its customers across all regions to build better with less, with its broad range of low-carbon and circular solutions, from ECOPact to ECOPlanet. With its innovative systems, from Elevate roofing to PRB’s insulation, Holcim makes buildings more sustainable in use, driving energy efficiency and green retrofitting. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, Holcim is becoming a net-zero company with 1.5°C targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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About Daimler Truck

Daimler Truck Holding AG (“Daimler Truck”) is one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers worldwide, with over 40 main locations and more than 100,000 employees around the world. The founders of Daimler Truck created the modern transport industry with their trucks and busses a good 125 years ago. Unchanged, the company’s pursuit continues to have one purpose: Daimler Truck works for everyone who moves the world. Its customers provide people with mobility and deliver goods reliably, punctually and safely to their destination. Daimler Truck provides the technologies, products and services they need for this. This also applies to the transformation to CO2-neutral driving. The company wants to lead sustainable transport to success, with in-depth technology knowledge and a clear view of its customers’ needs. Daimler Truck’s business activities are divided into five reporting segments: Trucks North America (TN) with the truck brands Freightliner and Western Star and the school bus brand Thomas Built Busses. Trucks Asia (TA) with the commercial vehicle brands FUSO, BharatBenz and RIZON. Mercedes-Benz (MB) with the truck brand of the same name. Daimler Busses (DB) with the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brand busses. The new Financial Services business (DTFS) of Daimler Truck forms the fifth segment. The product range in the truck segments includes light, medium and heavy trucks for long-distance, distribution and construction site transport, special vehicles that are mainly used in the municipal sector, as well as industrial engines. The product range of the bus segment includes city busses, school busses and intercity busses, touring coaches and bus chassis. In addition to selling new and used commercial vehicles, the company also offers after-sales services and connectivity solutions.

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