Wibax takes the lead with ambitious environmental goals

January 31, 2023

Press release from Wibax

The prestigious Race of Champions motorsport competition took place at Pite Havsbad on the weekend. The event brought together some of the world’s best motorsport drivers for a competition designed to determine who is the best.

Saturday also saw the arrangement of the Green Champions seminar, at which one of the world’s leading drivers, Sebastian Vettel, joined representatives from companies such as Northvolt, H2 Green Steel, SSAB and Wibax for discussions on how to build a more sustainable and smarter society together.

Jonas Wiklund, Group CEO of Wibax, was in attendance to reveal the chemical supplier’s ambitious new environmental goals. From 2030, 100 percent of the company’s fleet will consist of electric vehicles – and the entire fleet will be 100 percent powered by self-generated electricity.

“With our electric truck working so well, and through the development of our WiCharge mobile charger for electric vehicles, we have put important pieces of the puzzle in place on our continued journey towards fossil-free operations”, says Jonas Wiklund and continues:

“As a company we feel that the time has come to really aim high and take responsibility for our environment.”

The new goals are extremely ambitious for a logistics company with such heavy truck traffic as Wibax. The company believes it is among the first in the industry to adopt the concept of a fully circular approach to genuinely heavy traffic.

“We truly believe that this initiative is necessary, both in terms of remaining competitive and in relation to the societal transition we are facing. Furthermore, we don’t want to contribute to further increases in electricity prices when they are already so high. Instead, we intend to generate at least the amount of power that our vehicles require”, Jonas Wiklund explains.

Wibax’s previous environmental goals included an 80 percent fossil-free vehicle fleet. As well as increasing this figure to 100 percent, the aim of becoming self-sufficient in relation to the company’s electricity needs has now also been added.

“The brilliant aspect of electric vehicles is that we can actually power them ourselves. It then remains to be seen whether the best solution involves charging vehicles or using hydrogen-powered vehicles. The same applies to the production of electricity. As things stand today, it is likely to be a solution involving a combination of both solar and wind power.”

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Jonas Wiklund
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