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Volvo CE broadens its offering of more sustainable construction equipment

May 30, 2024  By Rock To Road Staff


Volvo Days took place May 29 in Sweden. Photo: Volvo CE

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo CE unveiled its latest equipment and innovations recently during Volvo Days.

The May 29 event took place in Eskilstuna, Sweden and customers were given an inside look at Volvo CE’s latest launches and innovations.

“In this time of rapid change, the global community needs the construction industry to step up and meet societal challenges with safer, smarter and more sustainable solutions,” said Melker Jernberg, head of Volvo CE. “That is why we at Volvo CE are taking a leading role in driving this transformation, investing and partnering across the entire value chain to push boundaries in the right direction. At Volvo Days, we display our most ambitious response yet to those challenges, working together with customers to move our industry forward.”

In line with Volvo CE’s multi-pronged technology approach to meet varied customer needs, the company unveiled a new generation of innovative excavators, the Volvo EC500, EC400 and EC230. The range, which also includes the EC210 and ECR145, is equipped with intelligent technology in a new electro-hydraulic system and improved human machine interface (HMI), and designed for increased fuel efficiency, productivity and safety.

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Also among the displays at Volvo Days was a look at the all-new A40 articulated hauler coming later in the year, and the launch of the R60 and R70 rigid haulers.

Just like other conventional Volvo CE machines, the new additions to the portfolio can be powered by renewable HVO100 (hydrogenated vegetable oil), which significantly reduce carbon emissions compared to traditional diesel.

On top of a modernization of its conventional offerings, Volvo CE also introduced several electric pieces of equipment to the mid-size segment.

The company presented an array of new battery electric equipment. These include the EWR150 Electric, the first of Volvo’s electric wheeled excavators, and the L90 Electric and L120 Electric wheel loaders, scheduled for stepwise introductions from late 2024 in limited volumes across selected markets.

Volvo notes the equipment is supported by its broadest range of charging solutions yet with the launch of the PU40 mobile power unit, for compact equipment, available across select markets and an addition to the already available PU500 mobile power unit. Also introduced is new My Equipment digital app, which will help operators manage the charging process more efficiently.


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