Hindustan Zinc Collaborates with Inland EV Green Services to deploy e-trucks for operations
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in the Zinc, Lead and silver business has signed a contract with Inland EV Green Services to deploy 10 electric trucks, each boasting a capacity of 55 metric tonnes dedicated to the inter-operations transport of concentrates.
These eco-friendly trucks it says reaffirms Hindustan Zinc’s commitment to green and sustainable practices.
“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.”Arun Misra, CEO, of Hindustan Zinc & Executive Director, of Vedanta
The EV trucks, which are operated under the brand “Environ Wheels” and have been tested for over two years of successful operations on Indian roads by IPLTech Electric, an EV venture of the Murugappa group, can be fully charged from 20% to 100% in less than ninety minutes. The primary goal of Inland EV Green Services is to introduce novel solutions for a more environmentally friendly planet.
In keeping with this, Hindustan Zinc claims that its green initiatives, such as the introduction of electric vehicles, highlight its authorized SBTi pledge to cut 50% of absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and another 25% of absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by FY2030 from the base year FY2020 to reach net-zero emissions throughout the value chain by FY2050.