Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched a Fuel Challenge programme in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. This initiative will reward customers of Volvo EC200D and EC210D excavators with aftermarket credit for consuming less than the stipulated fuel consumption target for their respective country.
When buying a new machine, a customer can choose to enrol it in the programme. The objective is to encourage the use of machines in the right work modes and for operators to consciously avoid using high work modes. This is facilitated by Volvo CE through activating a passcode for the higher modes.
“Fuel is typically the single highest contributor to operating cost, often accounting for 30-40% of a machine’s total cost of operation,” explained Volvo CE. The company stressed its commitment to maximising fuel efficiency and reducing the lowest total cost of ownership and operation for its customers.
Volvo CE added that lowering fuel consumption across various segments, by optimising performance and supporting increased operator efficiency, also contributes to the company’s sustainability commitments for the environment.
“The Fuel Challenge programme is a win-win for all stakeholders, while ensuring that we lower carbon footprint for a better tomorrow,” said Joseph Low, product manager at Volvo CE Region Asia.
One of the participants is Multi Ways Equipment from Singapore. The company enrolled two of its Volvo EC200D excavators in the programme, and has passed the savings onto its customers.
“We enrolled our new EC200D excavators in the Fuel Challenge programme with the intention of adding value to our rental customers by lowering their operating cost – fuel being the most important component,” shared James Lim, managing director of Multi Ways Equipment.
“Volvo CE worked with our team to achieve our lowest fuel consumption to date with no impact on productivity. Not only did we save fuel but also earned the credit to spend on parts and services.”
The Volvo Fuel Challenge programme is open to customers of Volvo EC200D and EC210D crawler excavators in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Terms and conditions apply and customers are requested to consult their local dealer for more details of the programme.