Lafarge Canada Inc. announced a significant milestone in its commitment to sustainability and the journey towards achieving net-zero emissions. The company is taking a pivotal step by electrifying its work truck fleet in conjunction with North American electric vehicle supplier Vicinity Motor Corp, resulting in a reduction in scope 1 emissions on site. In collaboration with VMC and automotive dealer Pioneer Automotive Group, Lafarge Canada has identified a gap in the market offering within the work truck segment and selected a purpose-built, custom-upfit all-electric industrial vehicle - the VMC 1200.
Designed as a versatile vehicle to excel in aggregates and production sites, even in the face of challenging weather conditions, this vehicle sets a new standard for sustainable transportation in the construction materials industry. Lafarge Canada is deploying two all-electric VMC trucks in its British Columbia aggregates and ready-mix operations, signifying a shift towards sustainable transportation solutions. As Lafarge expands its fleet, additional VMC models will be integrated throughout 2024.
Lafarge Canada remains steadfast in its pursuit of sustainable practices in the construction industry. The electrification of its truck fleet represents a significant step forward in the company's goal of reaching net-zero emissions and accelerating green growth.