Volvo Construction Equipment has upgraded its zero-emissions, low-noise L20 and L25 Electric compact wheel loader just as deliveries are starting in North America, meaning every customer here will get the new versions of the machines with enhanced uptime, versatility and operator comfort.
The updates include increasing the maximum speed to 12.4 mph (20km/h), the option to fit a parallel linkage that delivers high breakout torque in various applications, additional operator-friendly features, and improved charging.
“As the first commercially available fully electric wheel loaders on the market, the L25 Electric and L20 Electric were already unique. These upgrades take them to another level with improved comfort, productivity and uptime,”
said Lars Arnold, electromobility product manager, Volvo CE.
Increased Comfort And Convenience
The L25 Electric compact wheel loader was unveiled in 2019 and customer shipments began in Europe in the spring of 2020 and in North America this past summer. Volvo CE began accepting orders for the L20 Electric earlier this year, and North American deliveries start soon. Both models offer zero exhaust emissions, lower noise, and comparable performance to diesel equivalents.
All North American customers will receive the updated L25 and L20 Electric models. The upgrades include lower noise levels inside and outside the cab, thanks to a new hydraulic pump and the relocation of the main control valve from the cab to the front frame.
Additionally, operators in colder climates will appreciate the new programmable cab heater option, which allows them to easily choose the times and days of the week when they would like to arrive in a prewarmed and defrosted cab.