Written by Kfir Kedem – August 17, 2022
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Back in 2021, we wrote about the (then) newly announced partnership between Volvo and SSAB. SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. The partnership was centered around manufacturing Volvo vehicles from fossil-free steel.
In May of this year, Volvo introduced the fossil-free steel into Volvo Trucks’ vehicles. The heavy-duty FH, FM, and FMX models have since started to be produced with frame rails that are made from this steel. The steel itself is produced using hydrogen which helps to drastically lower the emissions that come from its production.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Volvo is not the first to switch to green materials, however, it is the first to have a vehicle created from fossil-free steel. Other companies are also starting to take similar approaches to their supply chain and lower their overall emissions. While we still need these products to be manufactured, it is important to analyze ways in which we can do so sustainably.