Holcim to add 1000 eActros 600 to fleet

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 26, 2024

Swiss building materials producer Holcim add 1000 battery-electric eActros 600 trucks from Mercedes-Benz to its European fleet. Both companies have signed a joint letter of intent and the volume represents the largest planned single order to date for the eActros 600.

The majority of the electric trucks will be used with silo trailers for the transport of building materials such as cement. The high battery capacity of more than 600kWh and a new, efficient electric drive axle, enable the eActros 600 to achieve a range of 500km.

Miljan Gutovic, region head Europe, Holcim said: “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, said: “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.”