Holcim US utilizing Hyliion electric vehicles

By |  May 26, 2022

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Holcim US began working with Hyliion Holdings to leverage Hyliion’s electrified powertrain truck platform.

Holcim says this will reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate its commitment to sustainability. Each Hyliion electric vehicle is estimated to reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 89 percent when using renewable natural gas, according to Hyliion.

“This agreement with Hyliion underscores the direction Holcim is taking around the globe to reach our sustainability and environmental goals,” says Jay Moreau, CEO of U.S. aggregate and construction materials for 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.”

Holcim commissioned 10 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, Hyliion says.

Its 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 U.S. and globally, Holcim’s latest sustainability efforts showcase its leadership and determination to move the needle in the global effort to fight climate change,” says Thomas Healy, Hyliion’s CEO. “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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Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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