We are thrilled to announce that First Mode’s Path to Zero™ product line has been recognized across three categories on Fast Company’s 2024 list of World Changing Ideas

This acknowledgement underscores First Mode’s innovative approach to decarbonizing heavy industry, starting with mining haulage. It also marks the third year that First Mode has been recognized by Fast Company for our breakthrough innovations in clean technology.  

In 2024, Fast Company focused on our Path to Zero™ product line’s unique retrofit method for empowering heavy industry customers to begin, progress, and succeed on their decarbonization journey. For customers who are ready to start decarbonizing their diesel-fueled fleet operations, our hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) retrofit of ultra-class heavy haul trucks is a low-risk, cost-effective first step to immediately reduce carbon emissions by up to 25%. In addition, our HEV’s safe and robust design ensures it is not only ready for immediate mine site deployment, but equipped with a modular power architecture that also feeds forward to either our full battery or next-generation fuel cell solution, which are both zero-emissions. Importantly, such upgrades occur at a pace that customers control – providing them time to build supporting mine site infrastructure as the broader supply chains for clean grid electricity or clean hydrogen continue to grow. 

Further, the technology blocks underpinning our Path to Zero™ product line can be leveraged for freight rail and stationary power, among other heavy industry applications — giving historically diesel-dependent sectors a range of proven options for decarbonizing their operations. 

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About the World Changing Ideas Awards: 

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all. 

About First Mode: 

First Mode develops and manufactures decarbonization solutions for heavy industry partners dedicated to the clean energy future. With a product mix of vehicle retrofits that enable diesel hybrid, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell systems, we accelerate mining and rail fleets on their Path to Zero™ emissions. Our full solutions suite, including infrastructure and haulage systems innovations, proves decarbonization is possible even in constrained environments — for people and planet.