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Wibax takes the lead with ambitious environmental goals

Wibax unveiled its new, powerfully ambitious environmental goals during a seminar at the Race of Champions, held last weekend. A 100 percent fossil-free electric vehicle fleet powered by 100 percent self-produced electricity.
“We aim to lead the way in terms of how companies take responsibility for their environmental impact”, says Jonas Wiklund, CEO of Wibax.

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

On Saturday, the Green Champions seminar was held, 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 we can build a more sustainable and smarter community together.

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

“With our electric truck working so well, and through the development of our WiCharge mobile charger for electric vehicles, we now have 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 as heavily reliant on road transport as Wibax. The company believes it is among the first in the industry to adopt the concept of a fully circular approach to truly heavy traffic.

“We truly believe that this initiative is necessary, both in order to remain competitive and in the context of the ongoing transition of our community. Additionally, we want to avoid contributing to further increases in electricity prices when they are already so high. Instead, we intend to generate at least as much power as our own vehicles require”, Jonas Wiklund explains.

Wibax’ previous environmental goals included a target of an 80 percent fossil-free vehicle fleet. This target has been raised to 100 percent, and the company also aims to become self-sufficient in terms of electricity.

“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