Hindustan Zinc Initiates Electric Truck Deployment For Sustainable Mining
Hindustan Zinc, part of the Vedanta Group, just rolled out new Electric Vehicle (EV) Trucks at Rampura Agucha. These trucks are made for India, can carry a hefty 55 tons, and charge up super fast—reaching full power in just 90 minutes. They’ve been running smoothly on Indian roads for over two years, supplied by IPL Tech Electric Pvt Ltd., a company from the Murugappa Group.
Priya Agarwal Hebbar, the Chairperson of Hindustan Zinc, is proud of this move towards greener mining. By using these EV trucks, they’re hitting goals to cut down on carbon emissions and showing how mining can be done responsibly on a global scale.
This is just one step in Hindustan Zinc’s bigger plan to be carbon neutral by 2050. Teaming up with Inland EV Green Services fits right into their targets approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). They’re aiming to slash emissions by 50% in certain areas by 2030 as part of their sustainability mission.
About Hindustan Zinc
Hindustan Zinc’s commitment to sustainability includes the earlier deployment of LNG-powered vehicles, with plans for a fleet of 180 such vehicles, showcasing progress toward net-zero emissions across the value chain by FY2050. The company’s dedication to sustainable practices has garnered global recognition, ranking third globally and first in the Asia Pacific Region in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2022 in the metal & mining sector.
Praveen Somani, Managing Director of Inland EV Green Services, emphasized the move towards sustainable mining as a major step towards carbon neutrality, setting a global standard for environmentally responsible practices.
Hindustan Zinc partnered with industry leaders such as Epiroc, Normet, Sandvik and ABB to accelerate its growth plans and achieve its sustainability goals. The company aims to deploy battery-electric vehicles, tap into more solar and wind power potential and recycle waste heat from its captive power plants. The company also plans to invest up to $1 billion in the next five years to “go green”.