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Bras, Sweeden – Volvo Group unveiled the world’s first vehicle constructed entirely of fossil-free steel from SSAB – manufactured at Volvo Construction Equipment’s Bras, Sweden, facility. During today’s green steel collaboration event, it was announced that additional vehicles will be introduced in 2022 as part of a series of concept vehicles and components made entirely of SSAB‘s fossil-free steel.
The machine, a load carrier for mining and quarrying, was unveiled today, October 13, in Gothenburg during a green steel collaboration event hosted by Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE, and Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of Volvo Group.
Attendees got to see the world’s first fossil-free steel machine during the premiere, which was streamed live online and is available to watch here.
Additionally, insights were shared regarding another ground-breaking sustainable steel collaboration. Thierry Breton, EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, and Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, attended the event, as did Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB, and other speakers.
Their goal is a step-by-step approach to have fossil-free steel used in all of Volvo’s products. The machine demonstrates that Volvo can make rapid progress when working with strong partnerships. Their team in Brazil is understandably proud to have contributed to this innovation.
This collaboration with SSAB establishes the bar for a fossil-free future just as nations from around the world convened at COP26 to address climate change, organizations and industries must collaborate to develop innovative new solutions for a future devoid of greenhouse gas emissions.
Volvo Group committed to pioneering partnerships like this one with SSAB to develop new vehicles and machines that are attractive, safe, and efficient, paving the way for a more sustainable transportation and infrastructure system.
Volvo Group also committed to being climate neutral and achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2040. Reducing the carbon footprint of its entire supply chain, and this latest innovation is a step in that direction.