Volvo CE’s grid-connected electric material handler for the European market
Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced the grid-connected EW240 Electric material handler in Europe.
Volvo CE says that the EW240 Electric material handler opens up a range of new business opportunities. With zero exhaust emissions and near silent operation, it is ideal for noise-sensitive areas, outdoors, indoors, low carbon zones, and for working during unsociable hours.
Its quieter operation means less disruption to the operator and to people working on site, as well as to those in the surrounding areas.
Electric machines like the EW240 Electric material handler are suited to waste and recycling applications. Grid-connected machines like the EW240 Electric material handler are ideal for use in static applications that are required to carry out repetitive tasks such as material handling.
The EW240 Electric material handler can go longer between services which means lower maintenance costs compared to a diesel alternative. With no engine-related consumables such as engine oil, filters, and water separator, it also reduces downtime and costs.
A cable connection helps the EW240 Electric material handler increase productivity and lower operating costs in static applications. This electric-powered material handler gives operators the same performance and control as provided by conventional machines – with the added advantage that there is no need to stop work to refuel or recharge.
Instead, operators can keep working for as long as they want. The machine also utilizes a heated and suspended seat and ideal visibility.