Volvo Construction begins electrified waste application pilot

Volvo Construction begins electrified waste application pilot

Volvo Construction Equipment plans to make the machine commercially available in North America in 2024.

Volvo Construction Equipment will work with WM, formerly known as Waste Management, on a pilot project with the Volvo EC230 Electric excavator. WM will test the mid-size electric excavator at a WM facility on the East Coast. The pilot will include the EC230 Electric performing the same tasks diesel excavators do in waste applications. WM will track data and share feedback with Volvo CE.

The companies say this kicks off a number of customer tests of the mid-size electric excavator in various applications on the North American power grid. Volvo CE plans to make the machine commercially available in North America in 2024.

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