Volvo’s electric construction equipment

The construction industry has a key role to play in decarbonization efforts. The buildings and construction sectors combine to account for 38% of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, according to a United Nations report. Heavy equipment like excavators and wheel loaders are just now becoming available in electric options, and as with the transportation sector, EVs are ushering in a new era.

The Volvo ECR25 Electric excavator and L25 Electric wheel loader, which are already available to buy in select markets and will be commercially available in the U.S. this year, run on lithium-ion batteries and can be charged using a 220/240-volt electrical socket, which is the type of outlet many larger home appliances use. They also come with fast-charge options that can get them close to peak charge within a couple of hours. Research and development are moving fast in this area, and in the near future options like mobile power banks could be available for charging in remote locations.

Volvo to offer electric machine operating experience at Utility Expo The future is now for electric construction equipment, and Volvo Construction Equipment will showcase the latest advancements in emobility at The Utility Expo with in-person and virtual events — highlighted by the opportunity for attendees to operate the commercially available ECR25 Electric excavator and L25 Electric wheel loader.

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