With the world facing a reckoning over climate change, off-road vehicles like construction equipment have
a role to play in building a cleaner future. Volvo Construction Equipment is leading the way in zero-emissions
electric innovation, starting with the ECR25 Electric excavator and L25 Electric wheel loader.
This press event will showcase Volvo CE's progress in off-road battery electric vehicles through work on
real-world jobsites. Participants will see the electric machines in action, learn about the findings from
the EPA grant-funded customer pilots, and hear Volvo's vision for the future.
Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the South Coast Air Quality Management
District will speak about the importance of reducing emissions to benefit public health, and a customer
will share their experience and expectations with zero-emissions equipment. There will be an opportunity
for questions from in-person and virtual attendees.
As part of the machine demonstration, the electric equipment will be used to plant a substantial cork oak
tree as part of the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden's latest garden renovation highlighting the
Participants will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the equipment and hear the
surprising quiet of operating heavy equipment without a diesel engine.
Participants who have particular interest in the construction equipment industry should plan to join the
deep dive into the project results and a roundtable discussion with customers who have used Volvo electric
machines on their construction sites sharing their experiences from charging to operator comfort to productivity.
We hope you'll join us.
Volvo Construction Equipment was awarded a $2 million grant for a commercial pilot of the company's electric,
zero emission excavator and electric wheel loader in California. The grant, administered by the South Coast Air
Quality Management District, is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Targeted Air Shed Grant Program,
which helps agencies develop plans and conduct projects to reduce air pollution in areas with the highest level of
smog and soot in the United States. South Coast AQMD is responsible for attaining state and federal standards by
improving air quality in the South Coast Air Basin of California