Brazilian mining giant Vale has received two battery-powered 72-tonne off-highway trucks, which will be tested in the mines of Água Limpa in Minas Gerais in Brazil and Sorowako in Indonesia. The first electric trucks to be used by a global mining company do not emit CO2, since they replace diesel with electricity from renewable sources, and they also reduce noise, which minimizes the impacts on the communities that live near the operations. The equipment, which was produced by XCMG Mining Machinery represents another step in the electrification of the assets owned by Vale, which in 2019 announced net zero carbon emissions (scopes 1 and 2) goal by 2050. For this purpose, it shall invest between USD 4-6 billion. The 72-tonne electric off-highway trucks, model XDR80TE, are part of the PowerShift program. Their batteries are able to store 525 Kwh, allowing them to operate for up to 36 cycles along the established route, just over a day of operations, without the need to stop and recharge and with the possibility of regenerating energy during descents, reducing the use of mechanical brakes, maintenance work and vibration, in addition to providing more operational comfort to drivers. The machine has a multiple temperature control technology allows it to adapt to high temperature, humidity and rainy working conditions, and to have excellent performance even in extremely cold, high altitude and harsh weather conditions. Currently, emissions from off-highway trucks running on diesel represent bout 9% of Vale's total scope 1 and 2 emissions.