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Volvo Cars to build EV manufacturing plant in Slovakia

Volvo Cars plans to establish its third European manufacturing plant in Slovakia. The new facility, which will build only EVs, will complement the company’s plants in Ghent, Belgium and Torslanda, Sweden. The new facility represents an investment of around 1.2 billion euros. It will be located close to Kosice, in eastern Slovakia, where it will… Read more »

Volvo CE introduces 3 new electric construction machines

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has introduced three new electric compact construction machines, bringing its electric lineup to five models. The new L20 Electric, EC18 Electric and ECR18 Electric are now available to reserve online for delivery in 2022. The L20 Electric compact wheel loader and EC18 Electric and ECR18 Electric compact excavators represent the… Read more »

Volvo Group delivers electric construction vehicles for major construction project in Paris

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has delivered an all-electric Volvo FE Electric truck with an electrically powered crane, as well as a Volvo ECR25 Electric compact excavator, to French contractor Eiffage. Long-term Volvo customer Eiffage is the first recipient of the vehicles in France. Eiffage will put the machines to work on the Grand Paris… Read more »

Volvo to launch a range of electric trucks in Europe in 2021

Volvo Trucks plans to offer a complete range of all-electric heavy-duty trucks in Europe, starting in 2021. Sales will begin next year, and volume production will start in 2022. The company is now running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, FM and FMX trucks, which are aimed at regional transport and urban construction applications…. Read more »

Volvo’s autonomous load carrier electrifies rock quarries

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) has developed an autonomous battery-electric load carrier called HX2, part of a research project that aims to electrify the transport stage in a quarry, reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%. Volvo CE customer Skanska Sweden will test several prototype electric and… Read more »

Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle delivered to Coastal Waste & Recycling

US truck maker Mack Trucks, a subsidiary of Volvo, has delivered a Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle to Florida-based Coastal Waste & Recycling.  Nextran Truck Centers will provide service and support. Coastal Waste & Recycling is also piloting Volvo Construction Equipment’s CE EC230 Electric 23-ton excavator. The Mack LR Electric features two-stage regenerative braking and… Read more »

A wood-burning EV charger?

EV chargers come in all shapes and sizes to fit a variety of use cases, but we’ve never heard of a wood-burning EV charger until now. Florida-based Air Burners, a manufacturer of air curtain burner systems, collaborated with Rolls-Royce and Volvo Construction Equipment to develop a portable machine that turns biomass waste into energy. The… Read more »

Ascendum Machinery electrifies job sites with the Voltstack mobile site power and EV charger

Ascendum Machinery, which has represented Volvo Construction Equipment in the US for over 65 years, and claims the title of the country’s largest Volvo dealer, has partnered with Portable Electric to offer the latter’s Voltstack line of portable electric construction equipment chargers (e-Chargers) and power stations (e-Generators). Voltstack mobile electric equipment chargers offer a versatile… Read more »

Skanska pilots electric tandem roller on Purple Line Extension project in Los Angeles

Construction giant Skanska is piloting an electric compaction roller (a piece of heavy equipment analogous to what a previous generation called a “steamroller”) on its Los Angeles Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project. The Wirtgen Group’s battery-powered HAMM HD 12e VV is designed to have the same capabilities as a conventional diesel compaction roller. Skanska’s… Read more »

Video: Caterpillar goes all in on EVs at CES

Off-road vehicles may turn out to be one of 2024’s top EV stories. The intrinsic advantages of EVs—silence, lack of local emissions, high torque—make them great choices for applications from construction to agriculture to mining. One off-road OEM exhibiting EVs at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is Caterpillar. The iconic yellow-machine maker’s entire booth at… Read more »