Holcim US accelerate net-zero commitment
Company leverages Hyliion electrified powertrain truck platform to decrease diesel fuel use
HOLCIM US are working with Hyliion Holdings to leverage the company’s innovative electrified powertrain truck platform to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate its commitment to put sustainability at the core of its overall strategy. Each Hyliion electric vehicle is estimated to reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 89% when using renewable natural gas.
‘This agreement with Hyliion underscores the direction Holcim are taking around the globe to reach our sustainability and environmental goals,’ said Jay Moreau, chief executive officer of US ACM at Holcim. ‘By integrating sustainable technologies like electric vehicles into our operations, such as those of Hyliion, we are able to build on our promise of making greener cities, reducing emissions, and driving the circular economy.’
Holcim has commissioned 10 Hypertruck ERX units with plans to evaluate actual efficiencies and potential fleet expansion in the future. Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX is a fully electric-drive vehicle that uses an onboard generator to charge the batteries, which eliminates the use of diesel fuel.
The system is designed to enable commercial transportation that achieves net-carbon-negative emissions, aligning with Holcim’s commitment to net-zero operations. The trucks will replace existing diesel fuel vehicles supporting cement and concrete operations in Texas and Oklahoma.
‘As a leader in building materials in the US and globally, Holcim’s latest sustainability efforts showcase their leadership and determination to move the needle in the global effort to fight climate change,’ said Hyliion’s chief executive officer, Thomas Healy. ‘We are happy to have our transportation solutions support those looking to go the extra mile in pursuing more environmentally conscious operations.’