Volvo CE Upgrades Electric Compact Wheel Loaders as North American Deliveries Begin
Volvo Construction Equipment has upgraded its L20 and L25 Electric compact wheel loaders just as deliveries are starting in North America, meaning every customer here will get the new versions of the machines with enhanced uptime, versatility and operator comfort.
“As the first commercially available fully electric wheel loaders on the market, the L25 Electric and L20 Electric were already unique. These upgrades take them to another level with improved comfort, productivity and uptime,” said Lars Arnold, electromobility product manager, Volvo CE.
The L25 Electric loader was unveiled in 2019 and customer shipments began in Europe in the spring of 2020 and in North America this past summer. Volvo CE began accepting orders for the L20 Electric in 2022, and North American deliveries start soon. Both models offer zero exhaust emissions, lower noise and comparable performance to diesel equivalents.
The updates include increasing the maximum speed to 20 km/h, the option to fit a parallel linkage that delivers high breakout torque in various applications, and lower noise levels inside and outside the cab, thanks to a new hydraulic pump and the relocation of the main control valve from the cab to the front frame.
Additionally, operators in colder climates will appreciate the new programmable cab heater option, which allows them to easily choose the times and days of the week when they would like to arrive in a prewarmed and defrosted cab.
The time it takes to achieve a full charge from zero is only 6 hours with the 6 kW on-board charger if used with a 240 V socket or level 2 public charging station. Speedier charging is available with optional off-board DC fast chargers at 11.5 kW or 17.3 kW.
Volvo CE recently launched an online tool that allows customers to configure an electric machine to their liking and see the suggested retail price. Visit the Volvo CE site to build and quote an L25 or L20 Electric compact wheel loader.
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