Volvo gives up diesel and invests in electricity

Volvo CE (Volvo Construction Equipment) will launch an electrical line of compact equipment from 2020, such as excavators and wheel loaders, and will abandon the development of new diesel engines for these models. The company is a subsidiary of the Volvo Group.

The first electric models (excavators and compact wheel loaders) will be presented for the first time at the Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany, in April this year, with introduction in some markets and more massive arrival from 2020 to 2000.

From this initiative, the company becomes the first manufacturer to commit to the future of electricity in the sector, dedicated to the construction market. In a statement, Volvo CE informs that this innovation is part of the Volvo Group's electromobility strategy in all business areas.

Still according to the company, diesel engines remain the most suitable power source for larger machines, but the electric and battery propulsion technology is particularly suitable for smaller equipment.

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