As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it. The first steel will be used in the truck’s frame rails, the backbone of the truck on which all other main components are mounted. As the availability of fossil-free steel increases, it will also be introduced in other parts of the truck. Small scale introduction of the steel in Volvo’s heavy electric trucks will start already in the third quarter of 2022. SSAB and Volvo Group have been collaborating on fossil-free steel since 2021. In August 2021, SSAB produced and delivered the world’s first steel made of sponge iron reduced with hydrogen, to Volvo Group. The first Volvo machine, a load carrier made of fossil-free steel, was showcased in October 2021. SSAB steel delivered to Volvo is produced using a new technology, based on hydrogen. The result is a much lower climate impact than conventionally produced steel.SSAB aims to offer fossil-free steel on an industrial scale to the market already in 2026 and plans to largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from its own operations in around 2030.