Caterpillar, CRH Partner on Electric Trucks

Jan. 8, 2024
The deal includes testing of haul trucks from 70 to 100 ton capacities.

Caterpillar will work with aggregates producer CRH to deploy 70- to 100-ton battery electric off-highway trucks in an unnamed North American site.

The agreement allows CRH to participate in Caterpillar’s Early Learner program, which includes testing and validating the haul trucks in real-world applications. The multinational building supplies company recorded more than $20 billion in revenue in 2022. It has 1,900 locations in North America and Europe.

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As part of the agreement, CRH will provide feedback to address safety, performance, operational, and compliance requirements for the aggregates industry.

“At CRH, we recognize that collaboration and innovation are critical to delivering our industry-leading decarbonization targets and achieving our ambition of net-zero by 2050,” said Scott Parson, president, in a statement. “Through this partnership with Caterpillar, we will advance the use of sustainable equipment in our operations and build on our shared commitment to a low-carbon future.”

The collaboration supports CRH’s objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by utilizing more sustainable equipment.

“We are pleased to work with CRH, as our first aggregates industry customer, to expand our electrification solutions beyond mining,” said Denise Johnson, Caterpillar’s resource industries group president, in a statement. “When it comes to sustainability, the quarry and aggregates industry requires diverse solutions. Our collaboration with CRH is an exciting opportunity to learn together and gain valuable insights into how our products can best support CRH’s long-term objectives to decarbonize its operations.”

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Rod Sutton

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