Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that North American customers can now reserve any of the company’s three newest electric machine models: the L20 Electric compact wheel loader and the EC18 and ECR18 Electric compact excavators.
The company now offers five electric machines.
Volvo CE also announced that a 22-ton EC230 Electric excavator is coming to North America for demos. This machine is not yet commercially available.
“Off-road equipment is the next frontier in electric vehicles, and Volvo CE is proud to lead the way in the construction industry’s sustainability journey,” said Stephen Roy, president, Region North America at Volvo CE. “Fleets need cleaner solutions to meet growing regulations and societal demand, and now we have five electric compact models for our customers to choose from.”
The L20 Electric compact wheel loader and EC18 and ECR18 Electric compact excavators join the L25 Electric compact wheel loader and ECR25 Electric compact excavator, which are being delivered to North American customers in the coming weeks, in the Volvo electric machine lineup. Deliveries of the three newest models are expected in 2023.
All three machines come with an integrated on-board charger, allowing them to charge from zero to 100 percent in under six hours using the J1772 AC Charging cable on a 240-volt outlet—the same plug and charging system on a typical electric vehicle. With an optional off-board fast charger, the L20 Electric will fully charge in under just two hours, while the ECR18 Electric and EC18 Electric will charge up to 80 percent in under one hour, the company says.
Source: Volvo CE