Construction giant Holcim will introduce new Hypertruck ERX vehicles into its North American fleet.
Holcim, according to the announcement, will seek to replace existing diesel-fueled trucks in Texas and Oklahoma operations with the units from Hyliion, a provider of electric powertrain solutions.
The Hyliion Hypertruck ERX uses an electric drivetrain Class 8 truck that recharges itself by efficient en route charging.
Hyliion confirmed that Holcim US had ordered ten of its units backed by deposits to secure Hypertruck ERX production slots.
Holcim placed the order after visiting Hyliion’s headquarters, where they reportedly gained a deeper understanding of how the Hypertruck ERX could facilitate a reduction in their transportation carbon footprint.
“The Hypertruck ERX can be a transformative solution for an organisation like Holcim that demonstrates such a strong commitment to green solutions,” said Hyliion Founder and CEO, Thomas Healy.
“Hyliion and Holcim share the ambitious goal of transforming our respective industries, and I’m proud that the Hypertruck ERX will help them take the first step in reducing their transportation-related emissions,” he said.
Hyliion’s mission to facilitate major change in commercial trucking, a notoriously large contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, according to Healy, helped solidify the commitment.
“We intend to achieve that with the Hypertruck ERX—a solution that supports the environmental goals of sustainability-minded fleets without sacrificing their business needs,” he said.
This purchase agreement marks for Holcim US, yet another milestone in its goals of accelerating the transition to net zero which now includes offering low carbon cements and concretes to innovative carbon capture research.