Hindustan Zinc, Inland EV Green Services for deployment of EV trucks

Date: 21 Nov 2023

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in zinc, lead and silver business, has taken a significant leap towards sustainable logistics by signing a contract with Inland EV Green Services Pvt Ltd.

The agreement will mark the deployment of 10 Electric Vehicles (EV) trucks, each boasting a capacity of 55 metric tons. Dedicated to the inter-operations transport of concentrates, these eco-friendly trucks reaffirms Hindustan Zinc's commitment to green and sustainable practices. The partnership signifies an important shift in the logistics landscape, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote cleaner modes of transportation.

Commenting on this milestone, Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc & Executive Director, Vedanta, said, “Our collaboration with Inland EV Green Services Pvt Ltd represents a significant step forward in our decarbonisation journey. By integrating electric trucks into our fleet, we are moving forward in achieving our approved SBTi commitment while demonstrating our unwavering commitment to reducing our environmental impact. This initiative reflects our vision for responsible and eco-conscious operations, placing us proudly at the forefront of sustainable practices in our industry.”

Designed to endure Indian conditions, these trusted EV trucks have demonstrated over 2 years of successful operations on Indian roads from IPLTech Electric Pvt Ltd., a Murugappa group EV venture. These trucks have a remarkable charging capacity of 20% to 100% in just 90 minutes. At Inland EV Green Pvt. Ltd., we are dedicated to long-term sustainable efforts.

Inland Group, led by the Somani family, is dedicated to environmental and social responsibility, as exemplified by their continuous CSR initiatives throughout the year. Operating under the esteemed brand ‘Enviiiro Wheels,’ the company is at the forefront of transforming environmentally conscious transportation. The company’s core principles revolve around introducing innovative solutions for a more eco-friendly planet. While the Somani family does provide logistics services through HSD by Inland World Logistics Company, their commitment to sustainability is further emphasised by offering eco-friendly transportation alternatives through Inland EV Green Services Pvt. Ltd.

In alignment with the same, Hindustan Zinc’s sustainable efforts, including the deployment of EV trucks, underscore their approved SBTi commitment to reducing 50% of absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and further reduction of 25% of absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by FY2030 from the base year FY2020 and achieving Net-Zero emissions across the value chain by FY2050.

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