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Volvo CE introduce grid-connected material handler

New Volvo EW240 Electric Material Handler
New Volvo EW240 Electric Material Handler

Company expands carbon-neutral machinery line-up with new EW240 Electric Material Handler

VOLVO Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have launched their new grid-connected EW240 Electric Material Handler, the latest addition to the Swedish OEM’s growing range of zero-exhaust emission equipment. 

With a continuous cable connection, the near-silent EW240 can work round the clock without any need to stop for refuelling or recharging, making it suitable for indoor use and waste-recycling applications.


Due to the electric nature of the EW240, the material handler can operate longer between services, which means lower maintenance costs compared with its diesel counterpart. With no engine-related consumables, such as engine oil, filters and water separators, it also reduces downtime and the total cost of ownership.

Operator comfort is further enhanced with a heated and suspended driver’s seat, whilst visibility has been improved thanks to a flat machine hood, rear- and side-view cameras, and LED lights. 

Thomas Nather, SAS commercial project manager for excavators at Volvo CE, said: ‘The EW240 Electric Material Handler is the ideal hard-working sustainable solution for waste and recycling – an industry where circularity is in close focus. By providing near silent and zero-emission electric solutions, we are supporting our customers' need to work more sustainably and deliver on their transformation journey as well as lower the cost of their operations.’

The grid-connected wheeled excavator will be available to select customers in Europe from January 2024. 


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