In an era of increasing environmental awareness and the urgent need for decarbonisation, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has pioneered by introducing its first zero-emission machines to the Australian market. This commercial expansion of Volvo CE’s leading range of electric machines aligns with the growing demand for sustainable construction practices. It reinforces CJD Equipment’s commitment to transforming the industry towards a greener future. CJD Equipment has proudly distributed Volvo CE’s products in Australia for nearly 30 years.
Embracing Electromobility to Achieve Sustainable Construction
As customers in Australia prioritise decarbonisation and recognise the substantial benefits of electromobility, Volvo CE’s introduction of zero-emission construction machines aims to deliver high-performing electric power while minimising environmental impact. These electric machines and accompanying charging solutions allow construction companies to achieve zero-emission job sites without compromising productivity.
Compact Electric Machines – Zero-Emission
As part of its commitment to a sustainable future, CJD Equipment is bringing a range of compact electric machines to Australia, including the ECR18 and ECR25 Electric compact excavator and the L25 Electric wheel loaders, with more models to follow in 2024. The first three machines will be commercially available early in Quarter 1, 2024.
Unleashing the Power of Electric Machines
Volvo CE’s zero-emission machines introduced into Australia perform the same as their diesel counterparts but have additional advantages such as Zero emissions, near silence, reduced vibrations, and a more comfortable work environment. These electric machines enhance the overall work experience, open new business opportunities, and help companies adhere to emission regulations.
“We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Volvo Construction Equipment’s Electric machines in the Australian Market. Volvo CE’s commitment to leading the industry in this space reflects their proactive approach to meeting market demands. Our partnership underscores a shared pride in leading the transition towards sustainable equipment, marking a pivotal step in shaping a more environmentally conscious future for construction.” Grayden Leaver Executive General Manager – Sales and Marketing CJD Equipment Pty Ltd.
Accelerating Climate Action: Volvo CE’s Commitment to Sustainability with Emobility
As a world-leading manufacturer, Volvo CE recognises the need for collective action to combat climate change. The company aims to reduce its and its customers’ environmental footprints by developing and commercialising electric construction equipment solutions. Volvo CE has set an ambitious goal to achieve net-zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, with significant emission reductions as early as 2030.
“Being part of the transition from ICE (internal combustion engine) to what we see today is remarkable. When I first started my apprenticeship, this would not have been considered in my wildest dreams. Seeing what Volvo has been able to deliver with these Compact Construction Machines shows that it will be a bright future for our children and the dawn of a new chapter in Construction Equipment with Volvo.” Hayden Grant National Product Manager | Volvo Construction Equipment
What are the Charging Solutions for Emobility?
All Volvo CE’s zero-emission machines in Australia have charging solutions, allowing quick and efficient charging to ensure seamless operations. These machines can be charged from 0 to 100% in under six hours, enabling construction companies to plan their activities effectively. Volvo dealers collaborate with customers to calculate the expected operating time and provide the optimum charging solution tailored to their needs.
The availability of charging solutions also enables operation in noise-sensitive areas and outside standard working hours. Additionally, using electric machines eliminates the need for costly fume extraction systems, making them ideal for low-carbon projects and indoor construction sites.
The Future of Sustainable Construction
Volvo CE’s introduction of zero-emission construction machines in Australia marks a significant milestone in the industry’s transition towards sustainability. By embracing electromobility, construction companies can reduce their carbon footprint, comply with emission regulations, and contribute to a cleaner and greener future.
“The launch of Volvo’s emobility construction equipment in Australia marks a significant step forward for sustainable construction practices in the country. We believe these machines will be a game-changer for the industry, and we’re excited to see how they will transform construction projects across the country.” Reid Gibson Product Manager – Electric and Sustainable Technologies | Volvo Construction Equipment.
Through continuous innovation and a commitment to customer success, Volvo CE is pioneering electric solutions that deliver both environmental benefits and high performance. As the construction industry evolves, the integration of zero-emission machines will become increasingly vital in achieving sustainable construction practices.
Investing in zero-emission construction equipment demonstrates a company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and positions it as a leader in the industry. As more customers in Australia and worldwide prioritise sustainability, Volvo CE’s zero-emission machines are poised to drive the transformation towards a more sustainable and efficient construction sector.
For many years, CJD Equipment and Volvo CE have been supplying premium construction equipment tailored to the specific needs of Australia’s diverse industries. Their collaboration over thirty years has ensured the delivery of high productivity, fuel efficiency, and safety solutions, enabling machines to operate at peak performance.
CJD Equipment boasts an extensive national support network, guaranteeing comprehensive assistance regardless of location or time. For further details, please reach out to your local CJD branch at 1300 139 804 or visit cjd.com.au