Volvo CE launches electric equipment in new market

The ECR25 Electric compact excavator The ECR25 Electric compact excavator

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has made available for sale its first electric machines in Indonesia. Two models are now available in the country after being presented to customers at Indotruck Utama’s Inspire 2023 event in September.

The launch follows the introduction of other electric machines in Asia, such as China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.

The two electric construction machines available for purchase are the ECR25 Electric compact excavator and the L25 Compact wheeled loader. The OEM says there is “already strong interest” in the machines, particularly from customers in the general construction, agriculture, material handling and livestock industries.

“We’ve seen a significant amount of interest, excitement, and anticipation from our customers in Indonesia, so bringing the first electric machines to market is a major milestone for us,” said Gerrit Lambert, Head of Market Indonesia, Volvo CE Asia.

Lambert also noted that the Indonesian government continues to promote the use of sustainable machinery including in the construction of its new capital city of Nusantara.

The ECR25 Electric compact excavator is a 2.6-2.8 tonne capacity machine with a 22.3 kN breakout force. It has an onboard charger for general charging, an external quick charger and a 20-kWh battery array, allowing for three-four hours of work per charge.

The L25 Electric compact wheeled loader features a 2.1 tonne payload and a maximum speed of 20 kph. The machine comes with a 40kWh battery pack and is expected to deliver six-eight hours of work per charge.

In 2024 Volvo CE says it will expand its electric portfolio with the launch of the L120H loader. The OEM says that its commitment to extend its electric machine range will open new opportunities for customers in the mining and aggregates sectors to reduce their carbon footprint.

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