Volvo, SSAB plan first fossil-free metal vans on highway to carbon neutrality, Auto Information, Automobilnews
Swedish truck maker AB Volvo and metal maker SSAB have signed an settlement to provide the world’s first autos manufactured from fossil-free metal, the businesses stated on Thursday.Volvo plans to start out manufacturing this 12 months of prototype autos and parts from metal made by SSAB utilizing hydrogen produced from renewable vitality. Small-scale serial manufacturing will begin in 2022.
“This is a vital step on the highway to fully climate-neutral transport,” Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt stated.
The autos and machines will probably be emissions-free in operation, Volvo stated, with out specifying how they might run, whereas including the corporate is reviewing all of the supplies used of their development to eradicate something primarily based on fossil fuels.Will probably be sourcing metal from inexperienced metal enterprise HYBRIT – which is owned by SSAB, Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall and Swedish miner LKAB.
Final August, it started take a look at operations in Lulea, Sweden, to switch coking coal, historically wanted for ore-based metal making, with fossil-free electrical energy and hydrogen, which in flip is produced utilizing solely renewable energy.
China’s Geely Holding, which has a stake in AB Volvo, owns Volvo Vehicles, which it has stated will probably be absolutely electrical by 2030.