Mining company Kaunis Iron invests in making its transport of iron ore completely fossil-free. Together with Volvo Trucks, heavy electric trucks of 74 tonnes will be tested in a unique project. In winter 2021, a Volvo FMX Electric truck was successfully tested in real traffic, where it had to manage the arctic cold and temperatures in excess of minus 30 degree Celsius. Kaunis Iron plans to invest half a billion SEK in new electric trucks.Today, Kaunis transports its ore over a 160-kilometer road between Kaunisvaara and Pitkäjärvi in northern Sweden, using Volvo trucks run on diesel. A total of thirty 90-ton semi-trailers make the journey around the clock. The plan going forward is to switch to battery-electric trucks for heavy transportation, so that it can operate completely fossil-free with zero CO2 emissions.The project is collaboration between Kaunis Iron, Volvo Trucks’ dealer Wist Last & Buss and the energy company Vattenfall who will support with charging infrastructure for the electric trucks. Volvo Trucks started serial production of electric trucks in 2019, as one of the very first truck brands in the world to do so. With a total of six electric truck models in production as of September 2022, Volvo Trucks has the most complete electric line up in the global truck industry, covering everything from city distribution and refuse handling, to urban construction transports and regional haulage. Volvo Trucks has so far sold more than 2,200 electric trucks globally. The company’s target is that half of its total truck sales will be electric by 2030.