Daimler Trucks FUSO Plant on CO2 Neutral Track
The Tramagal plant in Portugal, Daimler Trucks’ central production location for FUSO in Europe, announced that its truck-manufacturing infrastructure is setting the course for green truck production by achieving carbon neutrality in 2022. In 2019, Daimler Truck AG announced that all European Daimler Trucks & Buses plants aim to be CO2-neutral by the year 2022. In line with this ambition, the Tramagal plant intends to achieve these climate-friendly production targets through reduced energy consumption, green energy supply and on-site production of green energy through solar panels.
In recent years, the Tramagal plant was able to progressively reduce CO2 emissions and is expecting a further 50% cut in 2021 compared to the previous year before achieving CO2-neutral production in 2022. To achieve that milestone, the plant will reinforce the use of renewable energy sources and adopt process modifications. Those measures include contracting green electricity, increasing on-site solar power production and switching to self-consumption. The entire internal logistics and warehouse fleet is being converted to electric vehicles. The plant will also be exploring the possibilities of green hydrogen production with the support of solar panels, to progressively replace natural gas consumption.
Located around 150 kilometers north-east of Lisbon, the Tramagal plant produces the international light-duty best-seller FUSO Canter and its all-electric sibling the FUSO eCanter. Production of the FUSO Canter started in 1980, and since then more than 230,000 FUSO trucks have been produced in Portugal.