Volvo CE Unveils Bold New Product Lineup at Volvo Days 2024

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The next are two press releases from Volvo about new cleantech choices unveiled at its latest Volvo Days 2024 occasion.

Volvo Development Gear (Volvo CE) is launching a brand new answer to carry off-grid energy for compact electrical machines and different electrical tools on worksites. The Volvo PU40 is a cell energy unit with a capability of 40kWh and might be accessible in Europe.

Entry to charging is without doubt one of the foremost challenges that must be solved to make the transition to electromobility simpler. The Volvo PU40 Energy Unit is compact, transportable, and easy-to-use and may cost every thing from Volvo compact electrical machines to different electrical tools on-site, resembling different manufacturers of compact electrical machines and tools like drills and saws.

Charging the PU40 may be executed through a low (6kW AC) connection to the grid, serving to to keep away from peak demand prices. Alternatively, quick charging through a 17kW DC charger is accessible. Volvo compact electrical machines may be quick charged utilizing the built-in 17kW DC charger or through a 3kW AC outlet. The AC outlet will also be used to cost non-Volvo compact electrical machines and different electrical tools.

Filip Brkljaca, Product Supervisor Charging Options at Volvo CE, mentioned “Because of an built-in 17kW DC quick charger, the PU40 allows recharging of Volvo compact electrical excavators in as little as an hour, or two hours in case of the Volvo compact electrical wheel loaders. It’s even attainable to quick cost the compact electrical machines while concurrently sluggish charging the Energy Unit. So, prospects can recharge their machines shortly, secure within the data that they’re doing so in probably the most cost-effective method. And the machines might be able to go once more when wanted, maximizing productiveness on web site. Having the ability to cost different electrical tools with the PU40 is an additional advantage.”

An illustration of how the PU40 is charged and fees electrical tools:

Volvo CE

Weighing round 900kg and measuring 1200 x 900 x 900 mm, the Volvo PU40 Energy Unit is good for each cell and stationary use. Its small measurement and weight make it straightforward to maneuver across the web site to wherever the machines are positioned. It may be simply transported for instance by the Volvo L20 Electrical and L25 Electrical machines utilizing pallet forks.

The Volvo PU40 Energy Unit is accessible in Europe via Volvo CE and approved sellers.

Complete electromobility options

The Volvo PU40 is the most recent addition to Volvo CE’s charging options for its rising vary of electrical machines and is a transparent signal of its dedication to offering prospects with whole options. It follows the launch of the Volvo PU500 energy unit in January with its ~330-400kWh of capability. Extra options are within the pipeline.

Electrical machines are one a part of the puzzle on the subject of establishing fossil-free worksites. One other is dependable charging options. The Energy Unit is the subsequent step in Volvo CE’s ambition to decarbonize the development {industry}, serving to prospects to adjust to environmental laws while making certain a gradual and environment friendly provide of energy to allow them to get the job executed.

Final yr, Volvo CE additionally revealed the protocol for its 48 voltage DC energy provide to make it simpler for others to undertake and in an effort to facilitate an industry-wide widespread protocol to prevents prospects needing totally different chargers for a multi-branded fleet.

Courtesy of Volvo CE.

In an additional transfer in the direction of a extra sustainable building {industry}, Volvo Development Gear (Volvo CE) has introduced three new electrical machines, including to its already huge providing of zero exhaust emission options.

The L120 Electrical wheel loader, L90 Electrical wheel loader and EWR150 Electrical wheeled excavator are the most recent highly effective improvements to be launched to the market and assist prospects’ fossil-free ambitions.

Unveiled for the primary time at Volvo Days 2024, they’re a cleaner, smarter alternative for purchasers trying to decarbonize their operations, decrease working price, open new enterprise alternatives and luxuriate in a extra snug working setting.

Mid-size marvels

With these electrical options, ranging in measurement from 15-20 tons, Volvo CE is increasing its providing into new segments. Additional, they’re empowering prospects to work in low carbon zones and noise delicate areas, in addition to indoors with out the necessity for further air flow methods and outdoors of ordinary working hours – due to the dearth of exhaust fumes and quieter operation.

Moreover, the machines boast a 65% power price discount on common, 30% much less upkeep and 0 engine-related consumables, making them a cheap answer for the fashionable worksite. In addition they ship the identical, if not higher efficiency, than their diesel counterparts. And with much less noise, vibrations and warmth, operators report extra nice working situations, lowered fatigue and the flexibility to extra simply talk.

Elodie Guyot, Head of electromobility gross sales for area Europe at VCE mentioned: “Our dedication to constructing a greater world depends on us driving sustainable change throughout totally different tools sorts and measurement lessons. We have already got reliable electrical options out within the subject throughout our compact portfolio and a rising a part of our mid-size vary. We’re excited to proceed delivering on this dedication now with three medium-sized zero-emission improvements, throughout new strains and sizes, all of which profit from our industry-leading, high-performing electrical know-how.”

Excessive energy and lengthy runtime with L120 Electrical wheel loader

The primary to launch and profit from a 6-ton lifting capability, the 20-ton L120 Electrical wheel loader is a worthwhile companion throughout a number of purposes. These vary from building websites, ports and logistic facilities via to waste administration and recycling, city infrastructure upkeep and agriculture and forestry.

Throughout most gentle and medium responsibility duties, the L120 Electrical can work a full day of round 5-9 hours on a single cost, relying on the applying and setting. When it does must energy up, it might cost from 10-100% in a single hour 40 minutes with a 180 kW DC quick charger or Volvo’s PU500 cell energy unit, and in 7 hours with a 40 kW DC transportable charger, appropriate for in a single day charging.

The L120 Electrical might be rolled out throughout choose markets in Europe, Area Worldwide, India, Asia, Latin America and North America from This fall, 2024.

Versatility and operator consolation with L90 Electrical wheel loader

The primary electrical wheel loader in its class, the 15-ton L90 Electrical is a multi-talented answer appropriate for a variety of jobs. These embrace industrial materials dealing with, forestry, agriculture and landscaping, quarries and mining and waste and recycling.

Just like the L120 Electrical, it not solely has devoted electrical motors for propulsion and hydraulics, enabling full accessible energy to each methods, however enjoys a quicker response and shorter cycle occasions than typical fashions. For the L90 Electrical, that is largely because of its Volvo-designed transmission, model new and purpose-built for the electrical platform, leading to optimum power effectivity.

Operators can simply entry capabilities and settings from the intuitive interface, which integrates the Volvo Co-Pilot and rearview digital camera when fitted.

The L90 Electrical will final for roughly 4-5 hours of operation throughout most medium responsibility purposes and a full working day in lighter purposes. Additionally much like its bigger brother, the electrical drive motor on the L90 Electrical recuperate power by appearing as turbines when decelerating, making certain an extended runtime and brake life.

It will probably cost 0-100% in about 70 minutes utilizing a 150kW DC quick charger or PU500 cell energy unit, whereas its AC on-board cable can energy up in 6-7 hours for in a single day charging.

The L90 Electrical might be accessible to pick markets in Europe in 2025.

Increasing into new class with EWR150 Electrical wheeled excavator

Volvo CE is increasing its electrical line-up with the primary electrical brief tail wheeled excavator, the 15-ton EWR150 Electrical. That includes the shortest tail swing in its class, it’s a compact answer for inner-city use and confined areas. This multi-purpose machine, supported by a spread of attachments, is designed for a number of purposes throughout building, street work, utility set up and landscaping. As a wheeled answer it might shortly relocate or transfer on to the subsequent job web site, bringing any required instruments on a trailer, saving time and transport prices.

Whereas different producers present transformed electrical choices for this machine sort, the EWR150 Electrical comes from the manufacturing facility – making it a considerably extra power environment friendly answer than its opponents, offering decrease whole price of possession. The state-of-the-art batteries are geared up with a thermo-management system to make sure they continue to be on the optimum temperature to ship an extended lifetime.

Power restoration capabilities resembling electrical touring allow a full day of labor on a single cost. The electrical Volvo wheeled excavator can then be powered in a single day by merely connecting its built-in on-board charger (32 Ampere) to a wall socket or wallbox, or in about one hour with a spread of non-obligatory quick chargers.

The EWR150 Electrical has been constructed to offer premium consolation due to an improved cab – a profit loved as a part of the new technology excavator design and an replace in comparison with the diesel-powered EWR150E. It additionally enjoys extra efficiency and flexibility with further attain, lifting capability and minimized entrance swing radius.

Will probably be accessible from mid-2025 to pick prospects in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands.

Additional assist

All three electrical fashions will profit from the brand new My Gear digital software, serving to prospects maximize uptime and handle the charging course of extra effectively with insights into battery standing, machine hours and energy consumption.

Like their typical counterparts, they’ll additionally profit from the Load Help and Dig Help suite of apps, a spread of matched Volvo Attachments in addition to companies and options to assist optimum use.

For additional data on Volvo CE’s evolving line of electrical machines please go to:

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