Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is introducing electric-powered loaders to Singapore, heralding a new era of sustainable construction operations in the country.
The Swedish manufacturer’s electric loaders, developed in partnership with electric drive technology provider Electriphi, use electric powertrains and advanced energy storage systems to maximize efficiency. Volvo CE claims the machines provide a 30% reduction in energy consumption compared to traditional diesel-powered loaders.
The machines are also equipped with Volvo CE’s sophisticated telematics systems, which allow for remote monitoring of performance and energy usage. This in turn enables operators to make informed decisions about how to best utilize their machines.
Volvo CE said the move is part of its commitment to providing customers with “the industry’s most advanced, efficient and sustainable construction equipment solutions.”
“Electric loaders are a major step forwards for the construction industry in Singapore, and we are proud to be leading the charge,” said Josefine Råberg, Volvo CE’s Regional Business Director for South East Asia. “We are confident the electric loaders will help our customers lower their operational costs and reduce their environmental impact.”
The new electric loaders are being delivered to customers in Singapore this month, and are expected to be in full operation by the end of the year. Volvo CE plans to expand the initiative to other countries in the region in 2021.