Big electric plans start small. Aluminium company Xinyuan has taken delivery of a pilot EC55 Electric excavator, designed by Volvo Construction Equipment specifically for the needs of the Chinese market, for the customer trial phase of its development. The environmentally-conscious company is already enjoying the benefits of having this emission-free machine on site.
Following the unveiling of the Volvo EC55 Electric excavator in China at the China International Import Expo 2020, the first customer pilot machine has now been delivered to aluminum company Xinyuan for customer testing. Xinyuan is using the 5.5 t electric excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) for ground grading and earthwork loading at its new plant in Liaocheng, Shandong Province. The customer trial will last 500 hours and focus mainly on testing noise and emissions. The project team will work closely with the customer to ensure improvements based on feedback received.
“China is the perfect place to test our new machines and gain valuable customer feedback. That is why it’s exciting for us to see this machine already operating at Xinyuan’s site, and how it makes their employees’ daily work easier and more comfortable,” says Mats Sköldberg, Head of Technology at Volvo CE China.
“We are glad to have this machine working at our site. As an environmentally-conscious company, we strive to achieve zero emissions. We are also happy about the low noise from the machine, which is what we needed,” says Mr Yang, Director for Equipment Management at Xinyuan.