UltraTech introduces e-trucks for clinker transportation

UltraTech Cement
UltraTech Cement has introduced five electric trucks for the transport of clinker from its integrated cement manufacturing unit, Dhar Cement Works, located in Madhya Pradesh, to its grinding unit, Dhule Cement Works, situated in Maharashtra. To ensure reliable transportation, it has also set up three charging stations, one at each of the units and one en route. The transportation of clinker using these five electric trucks, in place of fossil-fuel-based trucks, will help reduce transport emissions by about 680 MT of CO2 annually.

K. C. Jhanwar, Managing Director of UltraTech Cement Limited, stated, “UltraTech is committed to enabling sustainable transport and has pledged to deploy 500 electric trucks and add 1000 CNG/LNG vehicles in its operations by June 2025 as part of the Government of India’s eFAST initiative. Towards this objective, we are engaging with our logistics partners for the deployment of CNG and LNG trucks to replace conventional diesel vehicles.”

UltraTech is among the first cement companies in India to have introduced 'Green Logistics' in the form of CNG vehicles in 2021 and LNG vehicles in 2022. Through concerted efforts with logistic partners, the company currently has more than 390 CNG trucks and 50 LNG trucks operational across 17 manufacturing units.
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