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Hindustan Zinc And Epiroc Signs Pact To Deploy EVs For Underground Mining Works

Hindustan Zinc signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Epiroc – a Sweden mining and infrastructure equipment maker for supplying battery electric vehicle (BEV) for underground mining, in a move to achieve zero-emission and sustainable mining enabling the mine operations to become more environment friendly.

“This partnership with Epiroc fortifies our commitment to green and responsible mining and takes us further in the right direction to achieve carbon neutrality, in line with our emission reduction Sustainability Development Goal for 2025,” said Mr Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc.

“We showcase the BEV in underground mining with the broadest offerings and a mission to deliver the world’s greenest machines. Our memorandum with Hindustan Zinc is a step on our mutual journey for a safer and more sustainable mining operation to come,” said Jerry Andersson, managing director, Epiroc India

This partnership will in future allow a fleet of highly efficient electric powered equipment that at one end will reduce carbon emission by replacing diesel-fuelled equipment and on the other hand will increase productivity with its evolved design, Andersson added.

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