ESG Today writes that SSAB is Scania's main steel supplier and the steel manufacturer announced in 2021 that it will bring its co-developed fossil-free steel solution to the market sometime in 2026.

Although Scania expects to be delivered only fossil-free steel from 2030, the initial deliveries of the HYBRIT, hydrogen-made steel will actually begin in 2026.

Martin Lindqvist, CEO at SSAB, said that "fossil-free steel will be a game-changer in heavy transport. It has the same high quality and technical properties as traditional steel. And, while being produced in a sustainable way, it can also be recycled just like steel has always been."

The recent announcement also falls in line with Scania's plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2030 across the company's supply chain, with the main efforts focusing around critical materials required for the production of vehicles. This includes batteries, steel and aluminum, all of which account for 80% of the supply.