Volvo CE showcases electric solutions at Excon 2023

The company showcased the EC500 Electric, India's first grid-connected electric excavator, alongside various other products.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 12 Dec 2023 Views icon2360 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) India has showcased a groundbreaking array of electric machines at Excon 2023, South Asia's premier Construction Equipment event, reaffirming its commitment to sustainability. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, officially launched Volvo CE’s lineup of new product range at EXCON 2023. 

The company displayed India's first grid-connected electric excavator, the EC500 Electric, a pioneering step towards zero-emission mining and construction machinery. The exhibit also featured the L120 Electric Wheel Loader for customer trials, promising no tailpipe emissions and a more comfortable work environment. The EC80 Electric, a near-production prototype with 6-8 hours of autonomy, and India-developed electric compactors, DD40 and PT220, were also showcased.

In addition to electric innovation, Volvo CE India highlighted its commitment to customer success through new-age service solutions. The Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) business model, bundled with efficiency measures, aims to make the transition to electric machines easier by eliminating concerns about capital costs, manpower, and technology updates. The company also offers productivity and uptime services, including operator simulators, smart assist solutions, and real-time tech support.

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director of Volvo CE India, stated, "By making sustainable options accessible and desirable, we aim to leave a lasting legacy of positive change."

Volvo CE's emphasis on electric machines and comprehensive service solutions showcases its dedication to minimizing the construction industry's carbon footprint while helping customers achieve improved productivity and profitability.

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