World’s first vehicle from fossil-free steel

Volvo Group has revealed what they say is the world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel

The first concept machine was produced at Volvo CE’s facility in Braås

More vehicles will follow in 2022 in what will be a series of concept vehicles and components using fossil-free steel.

The machine, a load carrier for use in mining and quarrying, was unveiled at a green steel collaboration event in mid-October in Gothenburg hosted by Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO of Volvo Group.

"This initiative with SSAB sets the benchmark for a fossil-free future. Volvo Group is committed to pioneering partnerships such as this with SSAB to develop attractive, safe, and efficient new vehicles and machines that pave the way for a more sustainable transport and infrastructure system adopted for the future," says Martin.

A move toward green steel is an important step, as well as for the transport and infrastructure industries as a whole, particularly considering that around 70% of a truck’s weight comes from steel and cast iron, with the figure for Volvo machines even higher.

This first concept machine, produced at Volvo CE’s facility in Braås, is just the start, with smaller-scale series production planned by 2022 and mass production set to follow, Volvo Group says.  

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