Volvo Group reveals world’s first vehicle using SSAB’s ‘fossil-free’ steel
The construction-machine and commercial-vehicle powerhouse is just the latest forward-thinking mobility company to announce its intentions to use the “green steel” using the HYBRIT technology, replacing the coking coal with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen.
Earlier this week, the Volvo Group revealed the world’s first vehicle made of “fossil-free” steel from Nordic and U.S.-based steel company SSAB, with more vehicles to follow in 2022 in what will be a series of concept vehicles and components using the material.
The concept machine, a load carrier for use in mining and quarrying, was unveiled at a “green steel” collaboration event in Gothenburg hosted by Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO, Volvo Group. Signaling the importance of the launch, he was joined by EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton; Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan; and Martin Lindqvist, CEO, SSAB.
“This initiative with SSAB sets the benchmark for a fossil-free future,” said Lundstedt. “Just as the nations of the world come together at COP26 to address climate change, so too must organizations and industries work in collaboration to develop innovative new solutions for a greenhouse gas
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