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Dalmia Cement integrates e-trucks in its fleet for the transport of goods


Dalmia Cement (Bharat) (DCBL), an Indian cement leader and subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat, as part of its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, has integrated electric trucks into its fleet. The company says the move will accelerate its sustainability goal of reducing carbon emissions and optimize its overall logistics cost. With the introduction of the company’s new fleet of EV trucks, CO2 emissions from diesel trucks will be significantly reduced.

As part of the first phase of the initiative, two of the 22 proposed large-capacity electric trucks have been put on track and the remaining 20 will be put into service before the end of fiscal year 2022. Electric trucks are supplied by IPL Tech, which is said to be the leading manufacturer of high-capacity electric trucks. The company will use the trucks to transport slag, a major raw material for cement manufacturing, from the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) facility in Rourkela to its cement manufacturing unit in Rajgangpur. In addition, DCBL has commissioned 2 charging stations in its Rajgangpur unit and three other charging stations which will be installed by March 2022.

Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) said, “Achieving environmental sustainability has always been a priority for us at DCBL from a business and social perspective. While we are grateful that our government is creating the right policy and investment environment that encourages organizations to take positive environmental action, as private organizations we need to take the lead. DCBL has always led the agenda of creating a holistic business ecosystem that encourages sustainable growth. By introducing our electric vehicle (EV) fleets nationwide in partnership with SAIL, we are confident that we will be able to meet our sustainability goals of going carbon negative by 2040. ”

DCBL says its decision to focus on adopting electric vehicles will help improve environmental conditions as well as reduce health risks in and around the areas in which it operates. the use of water resources, the company’s electric truck initiative will also help ensure the integration of renewable energy.

Chetan Shrivastav, Executive Director of DCBL and Head of Unit – Rajgangpur, said: “As an Indian pioneer in the manufacture of green cement, we are making concrete efforts to introduce innovative solutions that promote sustainable transport and increase decarbonization of our fleet. We are convinced that our commitment to go the green way will pave the way for smarter transport that optimizes energy consumption.