The 20-ton L120 Electric wheel loader set to arrive in UAE.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), a leader in construction solutions, is set to launch its first zero-emission construction machines in the UAE in a bid to help customers meet their decarbonisation targets with high-performing electric power.

The electric machines are the perfect partner to decarbonise construction sites in the region while maintaining high levels of productivity, says Volvo CE.

They deliver the same performance as their diesel variants but with the added benefit of near silence, fewer vibrations and a more comfortable work environment. Furthermore, they open up even greater business opportunities, as they are designed to help companies adhere to emission regulations, it says.

Having proved their potential on a variety of construction sites around the world, their introduction to the UAE comes as more and more customers in the region are embracing the substantial benefits of electromobility and working towards zero emission jobsites, Volvo CE adds.

Three units that are set to make their debut in the country are the ECR25 Electric compact excavator, the 23-ton EC230 Electric excavator and the 20-ton L120 Electric wheel loader, showcasing that electric power comes in a range of sizes. They will soon begin working and testing on a customer site in the coming weeks.

The UAE government has called 2023 the Year of Sustainability and has committed to fostering innovative solutions to challenges such as climate change by inspiring collective action towards more sustainable practices.

As a world leading manufacturer, Volvo CE says it also understands the need for collective action and believes that through the development and commercialisation of its electric solutions, it is not only helping to reduce its own environmental impact but also that of its customers too.

Ilkay Fidan, Commercial Area Manager at Volvo CE, says: “We are proud to bring these reliable electric solutions to the UAE as part of our mission to ensure every corner of our industry can join us on this transformation journey and enjoy the many benefits of going electric. Together we can achieve a more sustainable way of working, while ensuring no compromise on power and performance.”

Ramez Hamdan, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Industrial Equipment (Famco & Commercial Vehicles), says: “I am thrilled to introduce Volvo’s cutting-edge zero-emission construction machines to the UAE. This milestone marks our commitment to pioneering sustainable solutions in the construction industry.”

All machines come with charging solutions allowing them to charge from 0 to 100 per cent in under six hours. For the most accurate picture, Volvo dealers can calculate the expected operating time and optimum charging solution based on customers’ activities. With any of these machines, customers can operate in noise-sensitive areas and out of standard hours, as well as low-carbon projects and indoors, without the need for costly fume extraction systems, Volvo CE states.