Hindustan Zinc launches first fleet of EVs in partnership with Inland EV Green Services for green logistics

The company has also initiated the deployment of LNG-powered vehicles.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 15 Dec 2023 Views icon2949 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Hindustan Zinc launches first fleet of EVs in partnership with Inland EV Green Services for green logistics

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, has initiated the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) trucks as part of its strategic partnership with Inland EV Green Services. These trucks, designed for Indian conditions, have a 55-ton capacity each and impressive charging capacity, going from 20% to 100% in just 90 minutes. Sourced from IPL Tech Electric, these EV trucks have already demonstrated their capabilities with over two years of successful operations on Indian roads.

The launch was officiated by Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Chairperson, Hindustan Zinc; Akarsh Hebbar, Managing Director, Display & Semiconductor Business, Vedanta; Praveen Somani, Managing Director, Inland EV Green Services Pvt Ltd; and Anurag Dubey, Chief Operating Officer, IPL Tech Electric Pvt Ltd, who flagged off the EV vehicles at Rampura Agucha.

This move reflects Hindustan Zinc's commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Aligned with their Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approved goals, the company aims for a 50% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and an additional 25% reduction in absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by FY2030, relative to the base year FY2020.

Hindustan Zinc has also initiated the deployment of LNG-powered vehicles, working toward establishing a fleet of 180 such vehicles. With the deployment of EV Trucks, the company is making progress toward achieving net-zero emissions across the value chain by FY2050, in line with the 1.5°C trajectory. The company's sustainable practices have earned global recognition, ranking 3rd globally and 1st in the Asia Pacific Region in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2022 under the metal and mining sector.

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