Holcim US plans electric truck rollout

Holcim US is using Hyliion's electrified powertrain truck platform to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and increase its sustainability efforts.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / June 3, 2022
By Liam McLoughlin
 Holcim is using Hyliion’s electrified powertrain truck platform to decrease use of diesel fuel in Texas. Image: Business Wire
Holcim is using Hyliion’s electrified powertrain truck platform to decrease use of diesel fuel in Texas. Image: Business Wire

Building materials provider Holcim says each Hyliion electric vehicle is estimated to reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 89% when using renewable natural gas (RNG).

Holcim has commissioned ten 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.

“This agreement with Hyliion underscores the direction Holcim is taking around the globe to reach our sustainability and environmental goals,” said Jay Moreau, CEO, US aggregates and construction materials, 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.”

Hyliion's 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 well as for the transport of roofing materials.

“As a leader in building materials in the US and globally, Holcim’s latest sustainability efforts showcase its leadership and determination to move the needle in the global effort to fight climate change,” said Thomas Healy, CEO at Hyliion. “Hyliion is happy to have its transportation solutions support those looking to go the extra mile in pursuing more environmentally conscious operations.”

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