Volvo Electric Trucks First of Their Kind in Ireland

Two new Volvo electric FM trucks, the first of their kind in Ireland, have entered service with Kilsaran, a leading name in the construction and building materials industry, as part of their commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly transport solutions.

With zero emissions and reduced noise pollution, the two new Volvo FM electric concrete trucks will be based in Ringsend, Dublin and mark a significant step in the company’s dedication to environmentally responsible practices.

Ken Mulkerrins, Group Head of Innovation & Sustainability at Kilsaran, said: “Kilsaran always strives to reduce the environmental impact of construction. We are proud to introduce two new electric trucks into our fleet, reinforcing our commitment to environmental sustainability. We are proud to lead the way by introducing the first electric concrete trucks in Ireland.

“This represents a new era for the distribution of construction products in urbanised areas and we aspire to serve as a model for other companies in the construction industry to adopt cleaner and greener transportation solutions. We’ve been on a clean fuel journey for a period of time now. Our fuel consumption is down 22% since 2017 and we are aiming to further reduce our overall scope one and two emissions by 37% by 2030

“In collaboration with Volvo, we ran a number of scenarios and gathered input from our customers to see how we could make this work. Walls Construction, one of our valued clients, has kindly offered to come on board with us to pilot these trucks on some of their live projects in Dublin City centre.”

The trucks are also fitted with the GSR2 safety pack and lower passenger door windows, both of which satisfy the new EU General Safety Regulations. These features make the vehicles particularly suitable for city deliveries where there is more pedestrian and cyclist traffic.

Celebrating 60 years in business this year, family owned and run Kilsaran specialises in producing superior quality construction products from its six business units including: Concrete Products & Aggregates, Precast, Road Surfacing & Contracting, KPRO pre-mixed dry mortar products, Paving & Walling and Materials Recovery & Recycling.