Beam Global and Volvo Partner to Offer Off-Grid EV Charging for Construction Equipment
JUL 27, 2022 - 7:28 am
Beam Global, a provider of sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, entered a partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment that allows Volvo Construcion Equipment’s 245 North American dealer locations to bundle Beam EV ARC off-grid charging systems with the purchase of Volvo electric equipment.
This joint offering enables construction sites to deploy EV charging without the requirement for electrical work, utility grid connections or fossil fuel generators to power zero-emissions construction equipment that runs on the sun and does not generate a utility bill. The offer is available through the Volvo dealer network, and because the EV ARC is part of Volvo’s extended offer catalog, Volvo Financial Services can be utilized to lease or finance the bundled EV ARC and compact electric machines.
“The construction industry has the opportunity to future-proof its business against noise, carbon emissions regulations and volatile fossil fuel costs by adopting electric machines,” Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Beam Global, said. “By providing our sustainable EV charging systems alongside Volvo’s best-in-class electric machines, we are enabling that transition in the fastest, cleanest and most scalable manner available. We’re proud to partner with Volvo CE in electrifying the construction business.”
Volvo Construction Equipment 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. Now Volvo dealers can bundle transportable off-grid solar EV charging systems with electric machine orders. Together, the EV ARC and Volvo electric machines produce zero emissions, reduce noise levels and lower energy costs.
“The Volvo CE line of zero-emissions construction equipment can now be charged with a zero-emissions energy 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,” Ray Gallant, vice president of product management and productivity at Volvo Construction Equipment, said. “The construction industry is ready for an energy transition that reduces emissions and improves machinery’s performance, longevity and usability. We’re committed to an electric future and view Beam Global as a strategic partner on this journey.”
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