Conexpo: World premiere for Volvo DD25 Electric asphalt compactor

The DD25 Electric asphalt compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will make its debut at Conexpo. This latest innovation is an important milestone in the company’s ambition to reach net zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 – as validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – and is part of Volvo Group’s target to have at least 35% of its total range of vehicles fully electric by 2030.

The electric driveline of the DD25 Electric is based upon the same architecture and components found on the ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader, which are proving a success in a variety of different applications and markets across the globe.

Its zero-emission operation makes the DD25 Electric ideal for sensitive or urban environments with strict emission regulations and for organisations who are looking to meet their own sustainability goals. Zero tailpipe emissions also mean a cleaner and more enjoyable work environment for operators, site teams and passers-by.

If used alongside other electric powered equipment, such as the Volvo EC18 Electric, ECR18 Electric and ECR25 Electric compact excavators, EC230 Electric excavator, or L25 Electric and L20 Electric compact wheel loaders, the DD25 Electric offers the opportunity for a zero-emission workplace.

Expected to operate for a full shift on a single charge depending upon the type of job and intensity of the work cycle, the DD25 Electric has the same charging solutions as its forerunners, the ECR25 Electric and L25 Electric, allowing customers to choose the right solution depending on their operational requirements.

The DD25 Electric comes with an integrated on-board charger which enables charging from 0 to 100% in as little as three hours depending on AC power level. With an optional off-board DC fast charger this can be achieved in little over an hour, and this also offers a practical solution to top-up the machine’s charge during the lunch break.

Combining the Volvo asphalt compactor platform with battery power, the DD25 Electric delivers 24 kW of available power, 30% more than the conventional Volvo DD25B. The result is a more responsive machine in terms of speed and vibrations, which performs better on grade, thanks to the size of its components, and better at high elevations, when compared to a diesel machine which loses power as you increase altitude.

The 360-degree visibility and high frequency compaction allow operators to achieve a smooth finish asphalt surface with speed. Frequency can be adjusted from 3,500 vpm/55 Hz to 4,000 vpm/67 Hz to cater for different applications.

What’s more, with no engine to service – and electric components, batteries and motors all maintenance free – maintenance requirements can be reduced too, saving customers time and money.

The DD25 Electric is the first Volvo CE-produced electric machine designed specifically for the asphalt industry. It is ideal for small-scale compaction projects, including street repairs and patching, parking lots, driveways, municipalities and rental houses. This compact double-drum asphalt compactor is expected to be available on select markets from Q1 2024.

Conexpo booth: F.8926