Volvo CE adds more compact electric equipment, opens reservations

U.S. contractors can now pre-get any of Volvo Design Equipment’s newest electric powered machines: the L20 Electrical compact wheel loader and the EC18 and ECR18 Electric powered compact excavators.

The equipment join the L25 Electric powered compact wheel loader and ECR25 Electric powered compact excavator — which are being delivered to North American shoppers in the coming months — in the Volvo electric machine lineup. Deliveries of the 3 latest designs will start in 2023, Volvo reported in its announcement at the ACT Expo.

L20 Electric compact wheel loader

Lesser than the L25, the 9,921-pound L20 Electric compact wheel loader attributes a 1.8-ton payload, a parallel-style linkage (Z-bar linkage optional), a optimum dump height of 8 feet 2 inches and 100% parallel movements.

The business features two battery pack choices: 33kWh or 40kWh. People can count on up to six hrs of lively operate for each demand relying on the software. Volvo says the use of electric components lowers equipment upkeep by 30%.  

The loader delivers sizeable reductions in sound, vibration and warmth, as properly as no exhaust fumes, the company suggests. More features contain an computerized park brake with hill-keep performance and a variety of customizable work modes.

EC18 and short-swing ECR18 Electrical compact excavators

The 1.8-ton EC18 and short-swing ECR18 Electric compact excavators supply four hrs of energetic do the job for every demand (depending on the ecosystem and process).

Equally equipment characteristic 2,900 lbs of breakout force and a maximum digging depth of 7 feet 4 inches for the short arm configuration, or 8 ft for the long arm. The ECR18’s ultra-limited tail radius is suitable for confined spaces.

The operator experiences small sound ranges, reduced vibration and warmth, and thoroughly enclosed and heated cab.

All three devices come with an built-in on-board charger, allowing them to charge from zero to 100% in beneath 6 hours applying the J1772 AC Charging cable on a 240-volt outlet — the similar plug and charging process on a standard electrical auto.

With an optional off-board rapid charger, the L20 Electric powered will totally cost in below just two hours, when the ECR18 Electric powered and EC18 Electrical will demand up to 80% in beneath a person hour.

Intrigued customers can reserve an electric machine working with the on the web reservation method. Equipment reserved making use of the e-commerce resource will nevertheless be supported by the customer’s local Volvo vendor.

The lack of diesel fumes and reduced sound are excellent when performing in close proximity to animals or in residential parts, says Volvo.Volvo Development DevicesElectric powered machine effectiveness

In an analysis of its L25 and ECR25 Electric powered devices, Volvo discovered that, because of things like fewer upkeep and not having to pay for gas, an ECR25 Electrical compact excavator would raise prices on a two-week trenching venture by 2% in excess of the equal diesel model.

Irrespective of the price raise, some tools homeowners may possibly come across that using electrical machines opens new opportunities to complete work in sound-sensitive parts and outdoors of standard hrs, as properly as very low-carbon projects and indoors.

Far more E-mobility methods

Volvo CE is firmly headed down the path of electrification and introduced its commitment to electrifying bigger design gear.  

The 22-ton EC230 Electric excavator, which is not still commercially offered, has presently been applied in pilot jobs abroad and is coming to North The usa afterwards this calendar year for demos.

Diesel variations of Volvo’s compact machines will inevitably be phased out.