Cemex has received its first fully electric, zero exhaust emission heavy duty concrete mixer from Volvo Trucks.

The FMX Electric will be operating at a ready-mix concrete plant in Spandau, Berlin, starting this month and with interest in fully electric heavy-duty transport increasing, Volvo Trucks and Cemex are now working to develop the technologies needed to make emissions-free transport in construction a reality.

Volvo Trucks president Roger Alm said: “Both our companies have committed to ambitious sustainability targets and collaboration is the way to get there.

“Together we will work to implement emission-free transport in the construction industry. Our electric trucks are zero emissions and their silent operation also provides a better environment for people working at construction sites, as well as for residents living nearby.”

Volvo Trucks said the new mixer can be used for a full day’s work, with just a single top-up charge needed during its shift.