Volvo Trucks and Cemex present first all-electric ready-mix concrete mixer

At a joint event in Berlin/Germany on 9 February 2023, Volvo Trucks has supplied Cemex with the world’s first fully electric and zero-emission heavy concrete mixer. The truck is the latest development of an agreement signed between the companies in 2021 to closely collaborate to improve productivity and carbon emissions reductions through the global implementation of electromobility solutions on mobile construction equipment and trucks, productivity solutions, and uptime services.

The Volvo FMX electric truck can be used during a full day’s work with a single top-up charge. It will be operating at the Berlin Spandau ready-mix plant in Berlin, starting in February.

Electrification of ready-mix concrete mixers is challenging due to the heavy loads and continuous mixing operations. Volvo’s battery-powered FMX Electric is fully electric, with both the chassis and mixer body drawing their energy from high-voltage batteries. As fully electric heavy-duty transport is gradually increasing, Volvo and Cemex are working to discover, pilot, and scale the technologies needed to make emissions-free transport also a reality in the construction industry.

Cemex and Volvo Group are founding members of the First Movers Coalition, a collaboration between the World Economic Forum and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, for companies to make purchasing commitments that create market demand for low-carbon technologies.



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