Japanese truck maker Fuso will be following the Daimler Truck target of CO2-neutrality in production sites, with the net zero commitment from Fuso aiming to shift all plants to CO2-neutrality by 2039.
Operations at Fsuo’s European in Portugal will becomeCO2-neutral during 2022. Other plants in Japan will follow to achieve CO2-neutrality by 2039 at the latest, with the Kawasaki and Nakatsu Plants having reduced CO2 emissions by 17 per cent since 2015.
The Japanese government recently stated that it would ‘aim to become carbon neutral [in the automotive industry, including the entire supply chain’ in its action plan for the Green Growth Strategy, which was approved by the Japanese cabinet in June 2021.
The Tramagal Plant in Portugal is the leader in the drive to zero emissions. This is the plant where the eCanter model, shown at the Brisbane Truck Show, and now on sale in Australia, is being built.
The plant is increasingly using 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 is currently exploring the possibilities of green hydrogen production with the support of solar panels, to gradually replace natural gas consumption.
Alongside the net zero commitment from Fuso, Daimler says it is also committed to sustainability in other aspects of the value chain, with all European Daimler Trucks and Buses plants will have a CO2-neutral energy supply by 2022.
At the Kawasaki Plant, where the Fuso Canter sold in Australia is currently made, and the Nakatsu Plant, where transmissions are manufactured, Fuso is implementing a five-year plan to decrease CO2 emissions by 17 per cent compared to 2015 levels. It has created a new roadmap to decarbonise the Kawasaki Plant by 2039.