Volvo Group launches world’s first vehicle using fossil-free steel

In News, Volvo1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 15, 2021

Volvo Group has revealed what it says is the world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel.

More vehicles will follow in 2022 in what will be a series of concept vehicles and components using fossil-free steel from SSAB.

The machine, a load carrier for use in mining and quarrying, was unveiled at a green steel collaboration event this week in Gothenburg.

Martin Lundstedt, president and chief executive at Volvo Group, said the initiative with SSAB sets the benchmark for a fossil-free future.

“Volvo Group is committed to pioneering partnerships such as this with SSAB to develop attractive, safe and efficient new vehicles and machines that pave the way for a more sustainable transport and infrastructure system adopted for the future.”

With a commitment to be climate-neutral and achieve net zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, Volvo Group is on the path towards developing sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions of the future.