National Cement parent dispatches disruptive delivery workhorse


The newest addition to the fleet of Béton Vicat, a Lyon, France, sister business of National Cement Co. in North America, is a radical departure from a diesel fuel- and hydraulic fluid-propelled concrete mixer. A production model billed as a “disruptive innovation for the roads of France,” the Oxygène truck runs on a compressed natural gas engine and bears a lithium battery-powered electric mixer drive. Operation throughout the ready mixed loading and delivery cycle is nearly 100 percent carbon dioxide emission-free.

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