Volvo CE’s EC230 Electric Excavator Begins Work on Emissions-Free Construction Project in France

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Volvo EC230 Electric Excavator

Volvo CE’s EC230 Electric excavator is the first of its kind to be used in France, working on a stud farm project with Bouygues TP Régions France.

The goal of the partnership is to set the standard for decarbonization in heavy-duty construction across France.

Volvo EC230 Electric Excavator

Both Volvo CE and Bouygues TP have ambitious climate goals, including net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030.

Volvo EC230 Electric Excavator

The EC230 Electric provides low noise and zero exhaust emissions, and offers the same performance as diesel counterparts

Volvo EC230 Electric Excavator

The excavator is charged using AC “slow” charging or DC fast charging through a local EV charging network.

Operators have reported that the EC230 Electric is reliable, comfortable, and more responsive than diesel engines.

Volvo EC230 Electric ExcavatorDC fast charging makes it easy to use the electric excavator without major adjustments to the workday.