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Volvo CE offering zero-emission construction equipment

CJD Equipment is now offering a new range of zero-emission construction equipment from Volvo CE in Australia

In an era of increasing environmental awareness and with an urgent need for decarbonisation, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has pioneered by introducing its first zero-emission machines to the Australian market – now available through CJD Equipment.

This commercial expansion of Volvo CE’s leading range of electric machines aligns with growing demand for sustainable construction practices. CJD Equipment, which has been distributing Volvo CE equipment for over 30 years, says this reinforces its commitment to transforming the industry towards a greener future.

Embracing electromobility

As customers in Australia prioritise decarbonisation and recognise the substantial benefits of electromobility, Volvo CE’s introduction of zero-emission construction machines aims to deliver high-performing electric power while minimising environmental impact. These electric machines and accompanying charging solutions allow construction companies to achieve zero-emission job sites without compromising productivity.

As part of its commitment to a sustainable future, CJD Equipment is bringing a range of compact electric machines to Australia, including the ECR18 and ECR25 electric compact excavator and the L25 electric wheel loaders, with more models to follow in 2024. The first three machines will be commercially available early in quarter 1, 2024.

Volvo CE’s zero-emission machines introduced into Australia perform the same as their diesel counterparts but have additional advantages such as zero emissions, near silence, reduced vibrations and a more comfortable work environment. These electric machines enhance the overall work experience, open new business opportunities and help companies adhere to emission regulations.

“We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Volvo Construction Equipment’s electric machines in the Australian market,” says CJD Equipment executive general manager – sales and marketing Grayden Leaver.

“Volvo CE’s commitment to leading the industry in this space reflects their proactive approach to meeting market demands. Our partnership underscores a shared pride in leading the transition towards sustainable equipment, marking a pivotal step in shaping a more environmentally conscious future for construction.”

The L25 Electric is the first of a new line of compact wheel loaders from Volvo CE. Image: CJD Equipment

Volvo CE recognises the need for collective action to combat climate change. The company aims to reduce its and its customers’ environmental footprints by developing and commercialising electric solutions. Volvo CE has set an ambitious goal to achieve net-zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, with significant emission reductions as early as 2030.

“Being part of the transition from internal combustion engines to what we see today is remarkable,” Volvo CE national product manager Hayden Grant says.

“When first I started my apprenticeship, this would not have been considered in my wildest dreams. Seeing what Volvo has been able to deliver with these compact construction machines shows that it will be a bright future for our children and the dawn of a new chapter in construction equipment with Volvo.”

Charging solutions

All Volvo CE zero-emission machines in Australia have charging solutions, allowing quick and efficient charging to ensure seamless operation. These machines are fast-charge ready, where an off-board solution can allow a complete charge in around one hour, enabling construction companies to plan their activities effectively.

Volvo dealers collaborate with customers to calculate the expected operating time and provide the optimum charging solution tailored to their needs.

The ECR25 Electric and L25 Electric are available now from CJD Equipment. Image: CJD Equipment

The availability of charging solutions also enables operation in noise-sensitive areas and outside standard working hours. Additionally, using electric machines eliminates the need for costly fume extraction systems, making them ideal for low-carbon projects and indoor construction sites.

The availability of these machines in Australia marks a significant milestone in the industry’s transition towards sustainability. By embracing electromobility, construction companies can reduce their carbon footprint, comply with emission regulations and contribute to a cleaner and greener future, says CJD Equipment.

“The launch of Volvo’s e-mobility construction equipment in Australia marks a significant step forward for sustainable construction practices in the country,” says Volvo CE product manager – electric and sustainable technologies Reid Gibson.

“We believe that these machines will be a game-changer for the industry, and we’re excited to see how they will transform construction projects across the country.”

As more customers in Australia and worldwide prioritise sustainability, Volvo CE’s zero-emission machines are poised to drive the transformation towards a more sustainable and efficient construction sector, says CJD Equipment.

These electric machines are ideal for low-carbon projects and indoor construction sites. Image: CJD Equipment

CJD Equipment boasts an extensive national support network. For further details, please reach out to your local CJD branch at 1300 139 804 or visit cjd.com.au

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