Volvo Electric Compact Excavator
With the growing popularity of electric passenger vehicles, we're beginning to see the trickle down into construction equipment.
The Volvo ECR25 Electric replaces a combustion engine with 48-volt lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor that powers the hydraulics to move the machine and attachments. The batteries store enough energy to power the machine for 8 hours in typical applications, such as utility work. An onboard charger enables overnight charging via a regular household plug socket. A fast charging option, requiring more powerful grid access, will also be available.
The Volvo ECR25 Electric will be available in selected markets from mid-2020.