Fossil-Free Steel In Electric Volvos

VOLVO is introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks and says it’s the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB using a completely new technology, based on hydrogen, resulting in a much lower climate impact than conventionally produced steel.
Small scale introduction of the steel in Volvo’s heavy electric trucks will begin in the third quarter of 2022.
The first steel produced with hydrogen will be used in the truck’s frame rails, the backbone of the truck upon which all other main components are mounted. As the availability of fossil-free steel increases, it will also be introduced in other parts of the truck.
Today, around 30% of the materials in a new Volvo truck come from recycled materials. And up to 90% of the truck can be recycled at the end of its life.

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