Volvo looks to an electric future at bauma 2019Published 25/3, 2019 at 12:19
Visitors to this year’s bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany, will be given a glimpse into the technological future as Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) looks at ‘Building Tomorrow’, showcasing its latest machines and integrated services.
Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo CE will be joined at bauma 2019 by sister companies Volvo Penta, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services. Under its theme of ‘Building Tomorrow’, Volvo’s 2,293m2 indoor stand in Hall C6, and 5,870m2 outdoor stand at FM714, will feature a non-stop interactive performance. This will feature the complete product and service portfolio, for today, tomorrow and well into the future.
The company has announced that Volvo CE is to go electric on its Volvo branded compact excavators and compact wheel loaders in 2020. With this move, Volvo CE will become the first construction equipment manufacturer to commit to an electric future for its compact machine range. The first two hydraulic-electric machines will be unveiled at bauma, followed by a staged market by market introduction and ramp up in 2020.
New excavators that will be launched at the show include the 20t EC200E, and the EC15-EC20E compact excavators. Demonstrating not only the breadth of Volvo’s excavator line, but also its length, will be the new EC750E high reach demolition excavator. There will also be the launches of the EC300E hydraulic-hybrid excavator and an EC220E that features Volvo ‘Active Control’ automated boom and bucket movements for a more efficient digging process. In all, there will be 50 machines on Volvo’s two stands, grouped into the sub themes of ‘load’, ‘dig’, ‘haul’, ‘pave’, ‘innovation’ and ‘service’, with many events also being held on the company’s outdoor area.
Melker Jernberg, the company’s President, will jointly host along with the presidents of Volvo Penta and Volvo Trucks an international press conference during the show. This will cover the introduction of new products and outline the company’s future plans.