Inspire 2023: Volvo CE electric machines make Indonesian debut

Around 100 guests in Indonesia attended a special networking and demonstration event that PT Indotruck Utama (ITU) held. Among the wide range of Volvo CE equipment on show were two electric machines – L25 and ECR25, making their public debut in the country.

ITU welcomed the customers and media to a two-day ‘Inspire 2023’ gala event in September, which took place in Borobudur Temple, Magelang city. The celebration featured product demonstrations, new technology and more under the theme of ‘Sustainability for Tomorrow.’

As a Volvo CE dealer in Indonesia, ITU is fully aligned with the strong environmental care values of the Volvo Group and opened a new component rebuild centre (CRC) a few months ago to advance the company’s ambitions towards the ‘circular economy’.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) joined ITU at the event and showcased a host of machines, including the first two electric machines in the country. Although electric machines from Volvo CE are not currently for sale in Indonesia, visitors were the first to see them up close at this event.

The electric models displayed at the event were the L25H Electric compact wheel loader and the ECR25 Electric compact excavator. These machines were launched earlier in Singapore for the Southeast Asian market.

“Our electric construction machines will be available for sale in Indonesia starting in November. There is already a strong interest in electric machines from the processing and material handling industries,” said Gerrit Lambert, head of market Indonesia at Volvo CE Asia.

“There’s a lot of determination at both government and business levels to show real progress in reaching climate targets. ITU also understands how Volvo CE’s electric machines can help customers reach those targets.”

The ECR25 Electric compact excavator is a 2.6-2.8 t capacity machine with a 22.3 kN breakout force. It has an onboard charger for general charging, an external quick charger (optional for indoor/outdoor specifications), and a 20 kWh battery array, allowing for three to four hours of work per charge.

The L25 Electric compact wheel loader features a 2.1 t payload and a maximum speed of 20 kph. The machine comes with a 40 kWh battery pack and is expected to deliver six to eight hours of work per charge. Both machines offer near-silent operations and zero emissions while enhancing operator comfort, thanks to a working environment that removes the vibrations and noise associated with diesel machines.

In addition to giving visitors a first look at electric machines, two popular 20-t excavators were on display – an upgraded version of the fast and efficient EC200D plus one of the versatile EC210D models. From the range of articulated haulers, an A40G was shown.