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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »