Hindustan Zinc deploys EVs for staff transportation

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 11 Mar 2022

Hindustan Zinc is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint and now looks to onboard the EV revolution, by steadily shifting to electric vehicles for both underground operations and surface mobility for employees.

The company has recently added to its fleet of electric vehicles, including scooters for security staff, passenger vehicles at locations, and underground service EV for mines. The company has also signed MoUs with Epiroc and Normet for introducing India’s first electric vehicles in Underground Mines, which will replace diesel and fossil-fuel based vehicles at Hindustan Zinc’s mining locations.

Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc said, “Our aim is that in the next five years’ time all machines due replacement are only replaced with battery-operated vehicles to realise our vision of zero-emission and carbon-free mining.”

 Hindustan Zinc has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last year with Normet Group Oy and Epiroc Rock Drills AB to introduce battery electric vehicles across its underground mines in Rajasthan.