Volvo debuts electric excavator and wheel loader at bauma

VOLVO Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its ‘most advanced portfolio of machines yet’ at bauma 2019 in Munich, while also pushing the importance of partnership.

Sustainability is the focus of the manufacturer’s offering this year, with the debut of its first compact electric excavator and wheel loader – the ECR25 and L25. Alongside these machines is the ‘game-changing’ EC220E with Volvo Active Control automated boom and bucket movements, and the ‘small but determined’ EC60E.

The trade fair also saw the launch of Volvo Services’ ActiveCare service offering. This intelligent telematics service is described as bundling together the monitoring of machine health and the provision of weekly reports that together are aimed at reducing downtime.

Hosting Volvo’s joint press conference alongside the presidents of Volvo Penta and Volvo Trucks, Volvo CE president, Melker Jernberg commented, “We have a longstanding dedication to innovation, from our pioneering research and development all the way through to today’s market-ready products, seen here for the first time at bauma.

“But we can’t do this alone. Our ongoing collaboration with all our stakeholders is proof that partnership really is the new leadership. We are proud to be taking this journey alongside our partners working together to answer the most complex challenges society faces with sustainable solutions – for today and tomorrow.”