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Dalmia Cement Bharat implements e-Truck initiative in India

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In the past year, it has been observed that sustainability has crawled its way into the core of every logistics company. Hoping on the trend, India’s leading cement major, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), is implementing its e-Truck initiative in India.

This move will accelerate DCBL’s sustainability goal of lowering carbon emissions as well as optimize the company’s overall logistics cost.

 The introduction of these new EV truck fleets into the company’s operation will reduce Co2 emissions significantly as compared to its diesel counterparts.

In the first phase of the initiative, two of the proposed 22 High-Capacity Electric trucks have been put on the track, and a balance of 20 will be put to use before the end of FY’22.

India’s first manufacturer of high-capacity trucks, IPL Tech, has been commissioned by DCBL to provide the first-of-its-kind EVs. The company will be plying the trucks to transport slag, a major raw material for cement manufacturing, from the facility of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) at Rourkela to its cement manufacturing unit in Rajgangpur.

In addition to this, DCBL has also commissioned 2 charging stations at its Rajgangpur Unit and three more charging stations to be installed by March’22.

“Achieving environmental sustainability has always been a priority for us at DCBL from a business and a social standpoint. While we are grateful that our government is creating the right policy and investment environment that encourages organizations to take positive environmental action, as private organizations we need to take the lead,”

Mahendra Singhi, Managing Director and CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited.

“DCBL has always led the agenda of creating a holistic business ecosystem that encourages sustainable growth. By introducing our electric vehicle (EV) fleets nationally in partnership with SAIL, we are confident we will be able to achieve our sustainability goals of becoming carbon negative by 2040.”

DCBL’s decision to focus on EV adoption will help improve environmental conditions as well as lower health risks in and around the areas it operates in.

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