The first vehicle made with fossil-free steel already exists
The world’s first vehicle made using SSAB’s fossil-free steel was unveiled on October 13, 2021 by the Volvo Group. It’s not a car, but a load carrier used for mining and quarrying.
At its introduction, Volvo Group President and CEO, Martin Lundstedt, said, “Volvo Group is committed to developing attractive, safe and efficient new vehicles and machines that pave the way for a more sustainable transport and infrastructure system adopted to the future.”
“The green transition is possible and brings results,” noted Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB. “For example, the mechanical properties and performance of our fossil-free steels are the same as our existing grades. Their forming into parts is the same. The only difference is one steelmaking method is sustainable and the other is not.”