Volvo CE debuts new product line-up at Volvo Days 2024

Volvo CE has revealed its biggest ever new equipment launch, showcasing a new lineup of both diesel and electric machines at its headquarters in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Excavators on display at the Volvo Days event Volvo debuted mulitple new machines, including the EC400 and EC500 excavators. (PHOTO: Volvo)

Melker Jernberg, Head of Volvo CE, says, “In this time of rapid change, the global community needs the construction industry to step up and meet societal challenges with safer, smarter and more sustainable solutions.

“That is why we at Volvo CE are taking a leading role in driving this transformation, investing and partnering across the entire value chain to push boundaries in the right direction.

“At Volvo Days, we display our most ambitious response yet to those challenges, working together with customers to move our industry forward.”

The company introduced a new lineup of crawler excavators that included the Volvo EC500, EC400, and EC230, which have maximum operating weights of 52, 41 and 25 tonnes respectively.

The range also features the EC210 and ECR145, all of which have been enhanced with intelligent technology in a new electro-hydraulic system. The improved human-machine interface (HMI) has been designed to boost fuel efficiency, productivity, safety, and overall cost-effectiveness.

Speaking of the new excavators, Kurt Deleu, Head of Product Management Excavators, said: “We have always been proud to lead the market with our innovative line of excavators, and now with this new range we are helping our customers get even more out of their machines.

“This modern design significantly improves the operator experience, allowing machine and human to deliver a powerful performance fit for the challenges of today’s worksites.”

While Volvo provided a sneak-peak preview of its all-new A40 hauler, which is set to be launched later this year, this recent event also marked the launch of the R60 and R70 rigid haulers.

The new L90 electric wheeled loader. The new L90 electric wheeled loader. (PHOTO: KHL)

Similar to other Volvo CE machines, the new additions to the portfolio can be powered by renewable fuel (hydrogenated vegetable oil), significantly reducing carbon emissions compared to traditional diesel.

Alongside already launched electric solutions, such as the 23-ton EC230 Electric excavator and cable-connected EW240 Electric MH, the company presented an array of new battery electric equipment.

These included the EWR150 Electric, the first of Volvo’s electric wheeled excavators, and the L90 Electric and L120 Electric wheel loaders, which are scheduled for to be introduced from late 2024 in limited volumes across selected markets.

According to the manufacturer, the new machines “are a cleaner, smarter choice for customers looking to decarbonize their operations”.

The wheeled loaders and wheeled excavator are supported by the company’s broadest ever range of charging solutions to date, which include the new PU40 mobile power unit, for compact equipment.

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