October has seen the testing of electric trucks produced by Volvo for the construction industry. Test vehicles are being rolled out to Swerock, one of their customers in Sweden. The construction company is looking to meet the demand of vehicles that produce less emissions and are quieter on sites in urban areas. It would be great to see more electric plant equipment join the market!
Testing the new Volvo Construction Trucks
Volvo first established in Sweden in 1832. Since then it has gone from strength to strength from selling high quality cars to becoming a leading producer of plant equipment. The company is driven by sustainability. Developing a clean and sustainable future is a high priority for them.
After the introduction of serial produced electric trucks that were made for transport and refuse collection, another two electric trucks are currently being tested before they join the market.
Volvo FM electric truck
Firstly, the Volvo FM truck is equipped with a mixer, that will transport and deliver concrete to customers.
Volvo FMX electric truck
The new Volvo FMX truck has been designed with a hook lift and storage area to carry materials. This truck can be utilised in larger infrastructure projects.
The specifications of these electric trucks are yet to be released during the testing phase. However, in comparison to the current electric trucks by Volvo, the FE and FL, they have a mileage range of up to 124 and 186 miles. The batteries can also be fully charged from empty in 1 – 2 hours when DC charging is used. We can’t wait for the trucks to be revealed!
The testing has been designed to show the increase in productivity and reduce emissions. The main aim of testing is to improve sites in urban areas with regards to decreasing the noise levels of current plant equipment. With 15 current hybrid concrete mixers already on the market, it will be a big step for Volvo to roll out fully electric plant equipment.
It’s not just plant equipment that is going electric!
Not only can construction workers benefit from the new electric plant equipment, the market is also evolving for companies that need to deliver and transport goods to sites. Electric vans are becoming very popular with all types of companies.
Luckily our sister company, EVision Electric Vehicle Hire, has the brand new Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans available. With an increased demand in EVs, EVision can now offer van hire to all businesses, including the construction industry.
Plant equipment for sale at BuyADigger
We may not have any electric trucks for sale just yet, but we have the next best thing. Here at BuyADigger we have a range of Hydrema Dump Trucks available that can complete similar tasks including:
- Moving large amounts of materials
- Cleaning up on a demolition site
- Tasks in the mining industry
When you buy a dumper or other used plant equipment from BuyADigger, you’ll be guaranteed:
1 month warranty
If you want to buy a Hydrema or other used plant from us, we will provide a 1 month warranty on all major components. The warranty will begin from the date that the machine is collected or delivered.
Not everyone will be local to us which is why we can also offer delivery. We aren’t just limited to selling to buyers in the UK, we can ship machines internationally. Upon receiving a quote for our machines, customers can request an extra quote for any of our delivery options. We can guarantee that we work with trusted shipping companies to ensure your machines arrive in great condition.
When machines are passed onto us to sell from our sister companies, Diggerland or H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, the machines will be checked. We will note any scratches, dents, or damaged panels. Before they are sold the machines will be repaired and finished to a high standard. You’ll think you’re buying a brand new machine!
Buy a Hydrema Dump Truck today
If you’re looking to buy a Hydrema dump truck or any of our used dumpers for sale then speak to the team today. We will be happy to provide customers with any additional photos, videos or specifications should they be required. We can also schedule an appointment with you, if you’re local, to meet the sales team and inspect the machine yourself.