Volvo CE launches electric machine sales in Indonesia

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched its first electric machines in Indonesia. The two models – ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader – are now available in the country after being presented to customers at Indotruck Utama’s Inspire 2023 event in September.

According to Volvo CE, there is already strong interest in both machines, particularly from customers in the general construction, agriculture, material handling and livestock industries.

“We’ve seen a significant amount of interest, excitement, and anticipation from our customers in Indonesia, so bringing the first electric machines to market is a major milestone for us,” said Gerrit Lambert, head of market Indonesia at Volvo CE Asia. “Already we’re seeing high interest from customers thanks to the machines’ key benefits, such as the fact that they are CO2 free and offer a lower cost of ownership than traditional machines.

“At the same time, the Indonesian government continues to promote the use of sustainable machinery including in the construction of its new capital city Nusantara. Volvo CE is proactively enabling organisations to meet these requirements and reduce their carbon footprint.”

To facilitate the introduction of its electric machines in Indonesia, Volvo CE conducted several safety and service training sessions with its dealer partner, PT Indotruck Utama. This training not only surpasses all regulations required by the Indonesian government, but also adheres to European standards. The company is now embarking on a series of demonstrations nationwide with the new machines, so customers can get a detailed look at the features and benefits they deliver.

The ECR25 Electric compact excavator is a 2.6-2.8 t capacity machine with a 22.3 kN breakout force. It has an onboard charger for general charging, an external quick charger (optional for indoor/outdoor specifications), and a 20-kWh battery array, allowing for three to four hours of work per charge.

The L25 Electric compact wheel loader features a 2.1 t payload and a maximum speed of 20 kph. The machine comes with a 40-kWh battery pack and is expected to deliver six to eight hours of work per charge. Both models offer near-silent operations and zero emissions while enhancing operator comfort, thanks to a working environment that removes the vibrations and noise associated with diesel machines.

To complement the existing models, in 2024 Volvo CE is planning on expanding its electric portfolio with the launch of the L120H loader. The company said this will open new opportunities for customers in the mining and aggregates sectors to reduce their carbon footprint.