UltraTech Cement Ltd, an Aditya Birla Group flagship, has taken a big step towards green mobility in its operations by deploying five electric trucks to deliver clinker. This project is consistent with the company’s commitment to promoting sustainability in its operations. These electric trucks will be deployed as part of the government’s eFAST project, which aims to combine 500 electric trucks and 1,000 CNG/LNG vehicles by June 2025.
These electric trucks will mostly transport clinker between the Dhar Cement Works in Madhya Pradesh and the Dhule Cement Works in Maharashtra. The transition from fossil fuel-powered trucks to electric vehicles is predicted to significantly reduce transportation emissions, saving around 680 metric tonnes of CO2 each year.
UltraTech Cement has constructed three charging stations to promote the shift to green transportation, one at each manufacturing plant and one en route. Along with electric trucks, the firm is cooperating with its logistics partner to introduce CNG and LNG trucks, which will replace diesel cars in its fleet. Currently, the firm runs more than 390 CNG vehicles and 50 LNG trucks from 17 production facilities.
This effort follows UltraTech Cement’s recent 6% year-over-year increase in consolidated sales to 27.32 MT in the December quarter. With a combined capacity of 137.85 MTPA of grey cement and numerous production and grinding plants around the country, the firm is making progress towards more sustainable and ecologically friendly operations.