sustainable solutions with Volvo CE electric construction machines.

In anticipation of strong demand for zero-emissions machines, Volvo CE is inviting companies to register their interest online for new construction machines.

A new online portal is open for Singapore companies to register their interest in using electric machines from Volvo Construction Equipment. With the acceleration towards more sustainable infrastructure development in Singapore, electric construction vehicles may be the future for sustainable building developments.

Before purchasing, construction contractors, utility companies, industrial business, energy companies and others can register their interest in getting an individualised, live walkthrough to see the technology up close and understand how it could be harnessed at their facilities. By Q2 2023, the first proposed Volvo CE electric machines will start arriving in Singapore.

AM Muralidharan, Head of Productivity & Retail Development Asia, said: “We’ve been discussing the arrival of electric machines in Singapore for several months, so we know interest is strong. By launching this online portal, we can structure the introduction and create more personalized customer experiences.”

“With our electric construction machines, ways of working are transformed thanks to near-silent operation, zero exhaust fumes and an operating station free of vibrations. But in terms of performance, there’s no difference. When it comes to power and on-site capabilities our electric machines are almost identical to their diesel counterparts.”

future-focused Singapore.

Over the past couple of years, Volvo CE has steadily rolled out its electric construction machines to countries around the world. There are machines currently operating in North America and Europe. In Asia, the first units were brought to South Korea in 2022.

“We are phasing out the use of diesel engines in our compact machines over the course of this decade so the upcoming release of these electric machines in Singapore is an important milestone,” continued AM Muralidharan. 

“Volvo CE is committed to building the world we want to live in, and as governments and communities increasingly demand quiet and emissions-free machinery on their local projects, we are taking the lead in making these demands a reality.”

if you really wanted the technical jargon.

There will be two electric construction machines launching in Singapore. The first is the ECR25 Electric, a compact 2.6-2.8 tonne excavator with 22.3 kN of breakout force. For added efficiency, it is equipped with an on-board charger for general charging, an optional external quick charger, and a 20kWh battery array, allowing for up to 4 hours of effective work per charge.

There’s also an excavation bucket (0.074 m3) with quick coupling functionality, a standard arm, spare piping, and a ROPS standard canopy. Furthermore, there are no exhaust fumes generated by the drive system and very little vibration and noise, resulting in minimal environmental impact on the operator, surrounding workers, and neighbours. Operator comfort is improved even further because there are no fumes, soot, or excessive noise.

And unlike a diesel excavator, ECR25 consumes almost no energy while idling thanks to an inbuilt stop/start system, so it only consumes energy when working.

The other electric machine is the L25 Electric compact wheel loader, featuring a 2.1 tonne payload, a maximum speed of 20km/h, outstanding lifting height and 100% parallel movements.

The machine comes with a 40kWh battery pack and is expected to deliver up to 8 hours of active work per charge. Again, operator comfort is enhanced by near-silent operation, and there’s also an automatic park brake with hill-hold functionality and a range of customizable work modes.

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Sean Loo

Ignition Labs' resident editor loves all things retro, even though he was born in the late 90s. His main job encompasses tons of driving (and a massive carbon footprint), but he swears he turns off the lights each time he leaves his room.

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