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Volvo L25 Electric serving in Germany

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Fri 06 Dec 2019

Volvo L25 Electric serving in Germany

Leick Baumschulen, a tree farm and landscaping company based in Merzig, Germany, is running a new L25 Electric compact wheel loader manufactured by Volvo Construction Equipment. Having already invested in electric golf carts to show customers around its large yard and display area, Leick Baumschulen wanted to explore the advantages of electrification for its fleet of construction equipment too.

The Volvo L25 Electric is powered by lithium-ion batteries that cover an eight-hour working shift with one single charge in the machine’s regular applications, which include light infrastructure work, gardening, landscaping and agriculture. The L25 also incorporates two dedicated electric motors – one for the drivetrain and one of the hydraulics. Decoupling the subsystems has led to higher efficiency across the entire machine.

The Volvo L25 Electric compact wheel loader is currently being tested by Leick Baumschulen in a pilot phase. The machine will be available for general sale from mid-2020 when Volvo CE will stop the development of new diesel engine-based L20 to L28 compact wheel loader models.

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