Mitsubishi Fuso aims for CO2-neutrality across value chain

In News, Fuso2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 21, 2021

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation has announced it will shift all plants to CO2-neutrality by 2039, following the Daimler Trucks & Buses ambition towards CO2-neutrality in production sites.

Operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe S.A., MFTBC?s wholly owned subsidiary in Portugal, will become CO2-neutral within 2022. Other plants in Japan will follow to achieve CO2-neutrality by 2039 at the latest. MFTBC?s Kawasaki and Nakatsu Plants have reduced CO2 emissions by 17% since 2015.

MFTBC will follow the Daimler Trucks & Buses target to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operations in Europe, Japan and North America by 2039. Daimler Truck AG aims to accomplish this goal by electrifying its vehicles and is following a dual-track strategy to this end.

As early as 2022, Daimler Trucks & Buses wants its vehicle portfolio to include series-produced vehicles with battery-powered drive systems in the main sales regions of Europe, the United States and Japan.

Beginning in 2027, the company wants to supplement its vehicle portfolio by adding series-produced hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. The ultimate goal is to achieve CO2-neutral transport on the road by 2050.

In addition to these targets for its products, Daimler Truck AG is also committed to sustainability in other aspects of the value chain, including the production process. All European Daimler Trucks & Buses plants will have a CO2-neutral energy supply by 2022.