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Volvo CE uses electric trucks to transport its electric construction equipment

Volvo CE, the Volvo Group’s construction equipment subsidiary, and Volvo Trucks have partnered with France-based logistics firm Capelle Transports to pilot an electric shuttle service that carries out the initial transport of construction machines from the Volvo CE factory in Belley, France, and optimizes the loading of truck trailers.  The program is part of Volvo… Read more »

Volvo CE and Portable Electric to provide mobile charging solutions for electric construction equipment

Yellow construction machines are beginning to go electric, and this raises an interesting question: Many construction sites have no access to grid power, so how are these EVs to be recharged? To address this issue, Volvo Construction Equipment has partnered with Portable Electric, a North American provider of energy generation and storage solutions. Portable Electric’s… Read more »

Volvo CE invests $42 million in EV production facilities in Korea and Sweden

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced the opening of new facilities at its plants in Changwon, South Korea and Braås, Sweden. The two facilities were built at a cost of 440 million Swedish kronor ($42 million). In Changwon, Volvo invested 80 million kronor to build a battery pack production facility for electric excavators. “With the completion… Read more »

Volvo collaborates with Utility Innovation Group and Portable Electric to launch off-grid chargers

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) and Volvo Penta have launched two new charging units in the North American market in collaboration with Utility Innovation Group (UIG) and Portable Electric. The PU750 unit is developed and built by UIG is designed for fast charging of larger equipment onsite without needing a converter, while the PU130 developed with… Read more »

Skanska concludes North American pilot of Volvo EC230 Electric excavator

Construction giant Skanska has completed a 90-day pilot program using the Volvo EC230 Electric excavator on the Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project in Los Angeles. The goal of the trial was to test the capability of a battery-powered excavator to match the performance of a legacy diesel-powered machine. The excavator was used to load… Read more »

Volvo CE and Mack Trucks deliver electric excavator and refuse truck to Florida waste hauler

Volvo Construction Equipment and Mack Trucks, both Volvo Group companies, recently delivered an electric excavator and an electric refuse truck to Boca Raton, Florida-based Coastal Waste & Recycling, which has 25 locations in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and operates more than 700 vehicles. Coastal is piloting a 23-ton Volvo EC230 Electric excavator at a… Read more »

Turner Construction pilots Volvo EC230 Electric excavator

One of the world’s largest construction companies is now testing one of the world’s largest EVs. Turner Construction Company is conducting a pilot of Volvo Construction Equipment’s 23-ton EC230 Electric excavator. Turner is using the e-excavator on a light manufacturing reconfiguration project for Applied Materials in Silicon Valley. The enormous EV will be used for… Read more »

Volvo electric trucks now have longer range

Volvo Trucks has introduced new, more powerful batteries for its medium-duty electric trucks, the Volvo FL and Volvo FE.  The new batteries offer 42% more energy capacity and are capable of delivering an increased range of up to 450 km (280 miles) in the Volvo FL Electric or 275 km (170 miles) in the Volvo… Read more »

Volvo CE investing in electric wheel loaders

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) reports that, as part of its efforts to become fossil-free by 2040, it is investing SEK65 million, or about $6.3 million, in the production of electric wheel loaders at its plant in Arvika, Sweden. Volvo CE says its plans for the facility, which will specialize in the production of medium… Read more »

Volvo and partners plan California Electrified Charging Corridor for medium- and heavy-duty EVs

Volvo Trucks is joining up with Shell and three truck dealerships to develop a public medium- and heavy-duty EV charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas. The Electrified Charging Corridor Project has scored $2 million in funding from the California Energy Commission, and is expected to get underway in 2022. All five… Read more »