Volvo Construction Equipment India has showcased various electric driven heavy-duty solutions today at Excon 2023.
Pitched as South Asia’s largest Construction Equipment event, the five-day Excon 2023 trade fair is being held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BEIC) in Bangalore.
Volvo CE is leading the charge towards more sustainable operations in mining, material handling, steel, cement, and urban infrastructure sectors.
Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director of Volvo CE India, said, “CII Excon 2023 is a crucial platform for demonstrating our unwavering commitment to shaping the future of construction. We stand at the forefront of an Indian earthmoving equipment market projected to reach a phenomenal 10-15% CAGR over the next five years.”
With the first-of-its-kind commercial launch of EC500 Electric, India’s first grid-connected electric excavator in the 50-ton class, Volvo CE pioneers a transition to zero-emission mining and construction machinery.
In addition to this, the transformative potential of the L120 Electric Wheel Loader which is a pilot launch offered a glimpse into the future of material handling at ports, mines, plants, and other construction sites, offering no tailpipe emissions, near-silent operations, and a more comfortable work environment for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications.
EC80 Electric, an addition to its already existing compact EC55 electric, used for urban construction and forestry, is also showcased as a near-production prototype.
India-developed and designed electric compactors, DD40 and PT220 were showcased as technology concepts. The DD40 Electric Compactor features advanced instrumentation, zero-emission operation, and reliable charging, offering users the potential to experience energy cost reductions of up to 50%, while the PT220 Electric is ideal for environmentally sensitive areas with strict emission regulations, ensuring cleaner and quieter construction operations.
Volvo CE also displayed the EC210D, their champion 20-ton excavator that demonstrates performance and productivity.