Volvo CE unveils ambitious new product line-up

Construction equipment major launches modernised range of excavators and showcases its first electric wheeled excavator alongside varied range of charging solutions.

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Volvo CE unveils ambitious new product line-up

At Volvo Days 2024, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has presented new launches and a fresh solutions-based approach aimed at enabling sustainable change for customers in both regulated and less regulated markets.

The company has launched a modernised range of excavators, equipped with advanced technology for outstanding performance. Meanwhile, extending Volvo CE’s wide range of electric machines, including its first electric wheeled excavator, displayed alongside its broadest range of charging solutions yet

Taking place in Eskilstuna, Sweden, Volvo Days is the first major showcase since the company announced the site as its new corporate headquarters in August last year. Here at this flagship event, customers get the inside look at Volvo CE’s very latest launches and innovations across both electric and conventional solutions, as well as its range of digital tools – and meet the people making it happen.

In line with its 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 EC370, EC210 and ECR145, has been equipped with intelligent technology in a new electro-hydraulic system and improved human machine interface (HMI), and designed for increased fuel efficiency, productivity, safety, and total cost of ownership.

Also among the displays at Volvo Days is an exclusive sneak peek at the all-new A40 coming later in the year, building on Volvo CE’s rich legacy as an industry pioneer of articulated haulers, and the launch of the R60 and R70 rigid haulers, signalling an expansion of hauling options for customers.

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.

New electric solutions
On top of a modernization of its conventional offerings, Volvo CE has showcased a number of electric introductions in the mid-size segment. Alongside already launched electric solutions such as the 23-ton EC230 Electric excavator and cable-connected EW240 Electric MH, the company has 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 the end of 2024 in limited volumes across selected markets.

They are 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 a welcome addition to the already available PU500 mobile power unit.

Carl Slotte, Head of Sales Region Europe, said: “Volvo Days demonstrates how far we have come on our electromobility journey, from our first commercial launch in 2019 through to the broad line-up of electric machines and charging solutions we present today, amplified by our range of smart digital tools. The steps we are taking into the electrification of medium and heavy segment machines paves the way for more customers to decarbonize their operations and seize new business opportunities as societies worldwide transition to a low-carbon future.”

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