In line with its environmental commitment and its constant interest in promoting new, sustainable mobility alternatives, Argos has started the implementation of 100% electrical trucks. This initiative to allow the mobilisation of cement in Medellín has been undertaken together with Argos’ strategic partner, Transportempo, and with the support of Renting Colombia.
The trucks have a 100% silent engine, work with 600 V batteries, and have the capacity to move 4 t of cement per trip. With the implementation of this project, the cement company contributes to the reduction of fuel use and, therefore, to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Using these 100% electric trucks, Argos will deliver its solutions to customers, while contributing to the best air quality in cities.
“At Cementos Argos, we are determined to contribute to a better air quality,” said Juan Guillermo Vanegas, Supply Chain Manager in Colombia. “The renewal of the automotive fleet with clean technologies is now a necessity and the entry of electric or natural gas-fueled vehicles end up being fundamental to this purpose, as well as the implementation of collaborative schemes with other actors in the chain, such as the compensation or consolidation of cargo and night deliveries that also reduce emissions significantly. We want to invite the rest of the transport companies and freight generators to take the step in the search of similar or better solutions, likewise inviting the departmental and national government to be promoters of laws that facilitate these changes. Among all the actors, we are called to generate the necessary actions to achieve the most important objective: breathe and live better.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/05042019/argos-starts-transport-of-cement-in-electric-cars/