Volvo CE and Beam bundle electric machines with off-grid chargers
Beam Global announced a partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) that allows Volvo CE’s 245 North American dealerships to bundle Beam EV ARC off-grid charging systems with the purchase of Volvo electrical equipment.
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This joint offering enables construction sites to rapidly deploy electric vehicle charging, without the need for electrical work, grid connections or fossil fuel generators, to power zero-emission construction equipment that runs on sunlight and does not generate no electricity bill.
“The construction industry has an opportunity to future-proof its business against noise, carbon emissions regulations and volatile fossil fuel costs by embracing electric machinery,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Beam Global. “By supplying our sustainable electric vehicle charging systems alongside Volvo’s best electric machines, we are enabling this transition in the fastest, cleanest and most scalable way available. We are proud to partner with Volvo CE to electrify the construction industry. »
Volvo CE currently offers five models of electric machines in North America, the L20 and L25 electric wheel loaders and the EC18, ECR18 and ECR25 electric excavators.
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Together, ARC and Volvo electric EV machines produce zero emissions, dramatically reduce noise levels and energy costs, making them ideal for construction sites where emissions regulations, noise ordinances or hazards Indoor air pollution limits the use of diesel generators and construction equipment. .
The United Nations Environment Program found that the building and construction industry accounted for 38% of global carbon emissions in 2019.
In recent years, many governments have set targets to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and electric machines could play a vital role in achieving these goals.
Thus, residential and commercial builders and equipment rental companies are likely to add electric vehicles to their fleets.
Government organizations in North America, such as the US Department of the Interior and the US Department of Agriculture, already use electric machinery in remote and environmentally sensitive areas.
“The Volvo CE range of zero-emission construction equipment can now be charged with a zero-emission power source provided by the EV ARC. Beam Global shares our vision to electrify mobility worldwide, a critical step towards mitigating climate change and reducing noise and air pollution,” said Ray Gallant, vice president of the product and productivity management at Volvo CE. “The construction industry is ready for an energy transition that reduces emissions and improves the performance, longevity and user-friendliness of machines. We are committed to an electric future and see Beam Global as a strategic partner in this journey. »
According to Volvo CE, Beam Global’s EV ARC is the fastest and cheapest electric vehicle charging system on the market and is the ideal solution for Volvo CE’s electric machines.
The EV ARC system can be configured and ready to use in minutes and is fully self-contained, meaning it generates, stores and delivers electricity independent of the grid. Whether the project is in a remote nature reserve or a densely populated city with strict zoning rules, the solar-powered ARC EV can be deployed without any electrical work or permits.