Vedanta Aluminium Adds 22 More Units To Its Electric Forklift Fleet

Abhijeet Singh
11 Jul 2024
06:00 PM
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These forklifts, deployed across Vedanta Aluminium’s units in Jharsuguda and Lanjigarh in Odisha, as well as its BALCO smelter in Chhattisgarh, are equipped with advanced battery charging capabilities.

Vedanta Aluminium Adds 22 More Units To Its Electric Forklift Fleet mobility outlook

Vedanta Aluminium has significantly bolstered its sustainability efforts by expanding its fleet of electric lithium-ion forklifts to 66 units. The recent addition of 22 electric forklifts at its smelter operations in Jharsuguda, Odisha, marks a key step in the company’s decarbonisation journey.

John Slaven, CEO of Vedanta Aluminium, stated 'At Vedanta Aluminium, sustainability is a business imperative. We continuously adopt innovative practices to enhance our operational excellence. The deployment of 66 electric lithium-ion forklifts marks a milestone in accelerating our transition to a Net Zero future.'

This not only improves operational efficiency but also significantly reduces carbon emissions. The introduction of electric forklifts is expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 2,500 tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually and save over 840,000 litres of diesel per year.

Vedanta Aluminium has committed to decarbonising 100% of its light motor vehicle (LMV) fleet by 2030. The company is among the pioneers in adopting sustainable practices in material handling within India. This expansion of the electric forklift fleet is another step towards achieving Net Zero by 2050. Vedanta Aluminium's strategy includes enhancing operational efficiency, increasing the use of renewable energy, and extensive afforestation efforts to offset its carbon footprint.

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