Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has delivered an all-electric Volvo FE Electric truck with an electrically powered crane, as well as a Volvo ECR25 Electric compact excavator, to French contractor Eiffage. Long-term Volvo customer Eiffage is the first recipient of the vehicles in France.
Eiffage will put the machines to work on the Grand Paris Express transport project, a rapid transit initiative in the French capital that will add 200 km (120 miles) of new track and 68 new stations that will ultimately serve two million passengers per day.
The Volvo ECR25 Electric compact excavator features far lower noise and vibration levels than traditional diesel machines. The 2.5-ton machine delivers the same performance as its diesel counterpart, and its battery pack supports up to four hours of work time, depending on the application.
“Make no mistake, electric machines are not going to remain a niche product area,” said Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE. “Over the course of the next years and decades they will become the dominant source of low-or-no-emission power.”
“By 2030, we want over a third of the machines the Volvo Group sells to be electric,” said Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt. “We can’t do this alone, we want to do this together with our customers, partners like Eiffage and the wider society.”
Source: Volvo Group