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Landmark collaboration for Volvo CE and Portable Electric

The new PU130 mobile battery energy storage system from Volvo CE and Portable Electric
The new PU130 mobile battery energy storage system from Volvo CE and Portable Electric

Game-changing PU130 mobile battery energy storage system with first-of-its-kind 48V DCFC capability

IN a landmark collaboration aimed at revolutionizing the construction industry’s approach to off-grid electric equipment charging, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Portable Electric have introduced the PU130 mobile battery energy storage system.

Designed, engineered, and built by Portable Electric, this ground-breaking mobile charging unit allows rapid recharging of electrified construction equipment, which significantly reduces downtime and increases job site productivity.


With Portable Electric’s proprietary 48V Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) technology integrated, the PU130 offers unparalleled advantages for construction sites by providing the ability to rapidly recharge equipment over a lunch break, allowing users to service a full workday and beyond.

In addition to recharging electrified construction equipment at a 20kW charge rate, the PU130 can simultaneously provide 40kW of job site power to support tools, lighting, office trailers, and more.

Moreover, the PU130 seamlessly hybridizes with other power-generation systems for extended power, ensuring continuous operation with minimal environmental impact. As with all power and charging solutions from Portable Electric, the PU130 offers seamless connectivity with Neuron OS for remote monitoring.

With real-time data, analytics, and GPS tracking, users can remotely monitor the PU130’s performance, optimize charging schedules, and ensure maximum efficiency. This connectivity feature further enhances job site productivity and allows for proactive maintenance, maximizing uptime.

Volvo PU130 key specifications:

  • AC output: 40kW

  • Low-voltage DC Fast Charging: 20kW

  • Storage capacity: 130kWh

  • Neuron OS-enabled wireless monitoring platform for real-time data, analytics, and GPS.

Expressing his enthusiasm for adding the PU130 to Volvo’s product offerings, Ray Gallant, vice-president of Volvo Construction Equipment, said: ‘The PU130 represents a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainable construction practices. By partnering with Portable Electric, we are delivering cutting-edge solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations.’

Keith Marett, chief executive officer of Portable Electric, echoed Mr Gallant’s sentiments, remarking: ‘We are incredibly proud to partner with Volvo Construction Equipment in bringing the PU130 to market. This first-of-its-kind unit is a testament to our team’s dedication in helping reduce the use of carbon-intensive fuels at construction sites worldwide. By removing a key barrier of adoption, electrified equipment users can now reduce their downtime and increase their productivity through our rapid recharging technology.’


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