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Volvo CE unveils electric machine trio

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced its first electric short tail wheeled excavator, as well as two new electric wheel loaders

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has released three new electric machines to its product lineup, the EWR150 wheeled excavator, the L120 and the L90 wheel loaders.

The three new electric machines were showcased for the first time at Volvo Days 2024, in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

EWR150

The 13.6-tonne (15-ton) EWR150 is Volvo CE’s first-ever electric short tail wheeled excavator, featuring the shortest tail swing in its class, it says.

Supported by a range of attachments, the multi-purpose excavator is designed for various applications across construction, road work, utility instillation and landscaping; designed to be a compact solution for inner-city work and confined spaces.

With wheels instead of tracks, Volvo CE says the EWR150 can quickly relocate or move to the next job site – saving time and transport costs.

The electric traveling feature allows the machine to work a full day on a single charge, according to the company, and can be recharged overnight.

An updated cab is also featured in the electric wheeled excavator – an enhancement over its diesel-powered counterpart. It has also has a longer reach and minimised front swing radius.

It will be available from mid-2025 to select customers in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands.

L120

The 18-tonne (20-ton) L120 electric wheel loader is designed for use in many applications such as construction sites, ports, logistic centres, waste management and recycling, urban infrastructure maintenance, agriculture and forestry.

It boasts a 5.4-tonne (six-ton) lifting capacity, with Volvo CE saying it can work a full day of around five to nine hours on a single charge – depending on the application and environment.

Volvo CE says It can charge from 10 to 100 per cent in one hour 40 minutes with a 180kW DC fast charger or Volvo’s PU500 mobile power unit, and in seven hours with a 40kW DC portable charger –suitable for overnight charging.

The L120 Electric wheel loader will be rolled out across select markets in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America in the fourth quarter of this year.

The L120 electric wheel loader. Image: Volvo CE

L90

The 13.6-tonne (15-ton) L90 is the first electric wheel loader in its class, Volvo CE says, and is suited to a wide range of tasks including industrial material handling, forestry, agriculture, landscaping, quarries, mining and waste and recycling.

Operators can access functions and settings from the interface, which integrates the Volvo co-pilot and rearview camera when fitted.

Volvo CE says the L90 will last for approximately four to five hours of operation across most medium-duty applications, and a full working day in lighter applications.

It can charge 0 to 100 per cent in approximately 70 minutes using a 150kW DC fast charger or PU500 mobile power unit, while its AC on-board cable can power up in six to seven hours for overnight charging.

The L90 electric wheel loader will be available to select markets in Europe in 2025.

The L90 electric wheel loader. Image: Volvo CE
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