Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, has signed a contract with Inland EV Green Services, for the deployment of 10 electric vehicle trucks, each with a capacity of 55 metric tonnes.
The partnership signifies an important shift in the logistics landscape, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote cleaner modes of transportation.
Commenting on this milestone, Arun Misra, chief executive officer (CEO), Hindustan Zinc and Executive Director, Vedanta, said, "Our collaboration with Inland EV Green Services represents a significant step forward in our decarbonisation journey. By integrating electric trucks into our fleet, we are moving forward in achieving our approved SBTi commitment while demonstrating our unwavering commitment to reducing our environmental impact. This initiative reflects our vision for responsible and eco-conscious operations, placing us proudly at the forefront of sustainable practices in our industry."
Designed to endure Indian conditions, these trusted EV trucks have demonstrated over 2 years of successful operations on Indian roads from IPLTech Electric, a Murugappa group EV venture. These trucks have a remarkable charging capacity of 20% to 100% in just 90 minutes, claims the press release.