Key parts of heavy electric trucks made by Volvo Trucks will soon be made of "fossil-free" steel, made via a hydrogen-based process rather than fossil fuel furnaces. This makes Volvo the world's first truck maker to sell vehicles made with "green" steel, and shows that it is possible to decarbonize the transport industry, says Jessica Sandstrm, senior vice president of global product management. Replacing all conventionally produced steel with fossil-free alternatives could reduce carbon emissions from electric truck production by 40%, excluding battery manufacture. Green steel production at the HYBRIT plant in northern Sweden replaces coking coal traditionally used in iron ore-based steel-making with clean electricity and hydrogen. Volvo recently unveiled a load carrier for mining and quarrying. It is the world's first vehicle made entirely using fossil-free steel. Volvo aims to become carbon neutral by 2040.

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