Volvo expands electrification strategy to construction equipment
According to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the building sector was responsible for 40% of the global energy consumption and contributed a quarter of the global total CO2 emissions. Volvo Construction Equipment, which has been continually making strides to improve the sustainability of their machines, has recently announced a demonstration project in Sweden that could reduce emissions on a construction jobsite by 71%. The innovative research project led by Volvo CE is focusing on the possibilities for powering all the construction machines in a quarry environment using electricity instead of diesel. “Volvo CE is currently developing and testing the technologies and concept in-house before Skanska incorporates the demonstration machines into its operations at the end of 2018 – this will prove the technology is viable for the industry,” Joakim Unnebäck, Volvo CE research engineer, says.
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