Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG that North American customers can now reserve the new DD25 Electric asphalt compactor online. Deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2024. The pre-order system for the electric machines allows interested buyers to enjoy the convenience of an e-commerce tool while still getting customer support from their local Volvo CE dealer.
The Volvo DD25 Electric made its debut at the Las Vegas trade show and was a popular product among attendees. Roadbuilders were interested in how the machine could benefit their fleets, as were officials from government departments.
“It’s exciting to finally get to show off this new development in our electrification efforts,” said Justin Zupanc, Head of Asphalt Compaction Development. “We’re proud to offer our customers tangible solutions for reducing their carbon footprint, and we’re thrilled to launch our first zero-emission machine for the road segment.”
Looking Under the Hood
The electric driveline of the DD25 Electric asphalt compactor is based on the same proven architecture and components found on the Volvo CE ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader, which have been successful in a variety of different applications and markets over the past few years.
Its zero-emission operation makes the DD25 Electric asphalt compactor ideal for sensitive or urban environments with strict emission regulations and for organizations that are looking to meet their own sustainability goals. Zero tailpipe emissions also mean a cleaner and more enjoyable work environment for operators, site teams and passers-by. If used alongside other electric powered equipment, the DD25 Electric offers the possibility of a zero-emission jobsite.
The DD25 Electric asphalt compactor is expected to operate for a full shift on a single charge (depending upon the type of job and intensity of the work cycle) using the same charging solutions as its forerunners, which allows customers to choose the right charger for their operation. The machine comes with an integrated on-board charger that enables charging from zero to 100% in as little as three hours, depending on AC power level. With an optional off-board DC fast charger, this can be achieved in just over an hour.
The double-drum DD25 Electric asphalt compactor offers 24 kW of available power, which is 30% more than the conventional Volvo DD25B compactor. The result is a more responsive machine in terms of speed and vibrations. It also performs better on grade thanks to the size of its components and better at high elevations when compared to a diesel machine, which loses power as you increase altitude.
Pre-orders opened in North America first and will expand to other regions in the future. Those who would like to reserve a DD25 Electric asphalt compactor may visit volvoce.com/united-states/en-us/products/electric-machines/reservation/.