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Volvo CE introduces electric material handler

The Volvo EW240 electric material handler is the latest addition to its range of zero exhaust emission machines

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has introduced the grid-connected EW240 in Europe as it works towards a carbon-neutral future.

Creating a more comfortable work environment, the new electric material handler delivers a significant reduction in noise, vibration, heat as well as having zero exhaust fumes.

The near-silent EW240 has a continuous cable connection, being able to work around the clock without any need to stop for recharging – making it the perfect partner for indoor use or in waste and recycling applications, Volvo CE says in a statement.

With zero-emissions and near-silent silent operation, it is suited for noise sensitive areas, outdoors or even indoors, low carbon zones and for working during unsociable hours.

“The EW240 electric material handler is the ideal hard-working sustainable solution for waste and recycling – an industry where circularity is in close focus,” Volvo CE SAS commercial project manager Thomas Nather says.

“By providing near silent and zero emission electric solutions, we are supporting our customers need to work more sustainably and deliver on their transformation journey as well as lower the cost of their operations.”

As an electric machine, the new material handler can go longer between services without needing to stop work to refuel or recharge – meaning lower maintenance costs compared to a diesel machine as well as higher productivity.

Comfort is also provided to the operator as the new machine comes with a heated and suspended seat, a flat machine hood – which makes visibility greater, a rear and side view camera as well as LED lights.

The EW240 will be available to select customers in Europe from this month.

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