Volvo CE debuts its first electric compactor

Volvo CE’s new DD25 electric asphalt compactor

Set to debut at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, the DD25 Electric powered asphalt compactor is Volvo CE’s very first electric device generated specifically for the company’s road segment.

Volvo CE designed the compact double-drum compactor for tiny-scale compaction tasks together with street repairs and patching, parking plenty, driveways, municipalities and rental properties.

Dr. Ray Gallant, vice president of Product Administration and Productivity at Area Americas, Volvo CE, reported that soon after the DD25 Electric’s introduction at ConExpo, the company expects to consider orders for the compactor later in 2023, with deliveries in the initial quarter of 2024.

The OEM said the machine would be accessible to start with in “select markets”, which have not nonetheless been declared.

Volvo CE reported the DD25 Electrical is an essential milestone in the manufacturer’s ambition to arrive at web-zero worth chain greenhouse fuel emissions by 2040 and is component of Volvo Group’s target to have at minimum 35% of its whole range of automobiles entirely electric by 2030.

“As a international chief in construction solutions, delivering premium goods and companies, we not only have a accountability to lessen our carbon footprint, but [also] we are committed to primary the way and offering true-lifestyle options for our consumers that will aid them meet their possess sustainability ambitions,” Gallant reported. “We are happy to develop our portfolio of electrical devices and increase our supplying to the highway section.”

Based mostly on the design and style and components of Volvo CE’s ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader — which ended up the first electric powered equipment accessible to the building market place in 2020, in accordance to the company —  the DD25’s Electric powered driveline helps make it perfect for city environments with rigorous emission restrictions and for companies on the lookout to fulfill their possess sustainability targets, Volvo explained.

Volvo CE’s DD25

The DD25 Electric powered incorporates LED lighting, a full-color operator exhibit, an onboard ac charging port which allows charging to 100% in as very little as three hrs, and a 48 V distant dc quick charger that Volvo CE explained can thoroughly demand the battery in a tiny around an hour.

The machine’s runtime is a total typical doing work shift, depending on the style of task and depth of the get the job done cycle, the business reported.

The DD25 Electric presents 24 kW of out there electric power, 30% much more than the conventional Volvo DD25B. The manufacturer mentioned the outcome is a far more responsive machine in terms of velocity and vibrations.

The electric equipment performs far better on grade, thanks to the dimensions of its elements, and much better at significant elevations, when in comparison to a diesel device that loses electrical power as it increases altitude, Volvo CE explained.

Geared up with 360° visibility and superior-frequency compaction, the DD25 Electric will allow operators to accomplish a clean finish asphalt floor with velocity, and the frequency can be altered from 3500 vpm at 55 Hz to 4000 vpm at 67 Hz to accomodate various applications, Volvo CE mentioned.

“[The DD25 Electric] is effective, sustainable and offers very good [total cost of ownership],” Gallant claimed. “It’s about generating the whole website improved, additional successful and much more successful.”