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Volvo CE showcases its decarbonisation solutions at Intermat 2024

The Volvo HX04 is the world's first articulated hauler hydrogen fuel cell prototype. (Image source: Volvo CE)

At the Intermat construction technology exhibition, which is being held in Paris from 24-27 April, Volvo CE will highlight its range of sustainable machinery 

The machinery will include battery electric equipment and commercial vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell prototypes, smart services and efficient charging solutions. Other innovations that will be highlighted at the event will be the 23-ton EC230 electric excavator and the new L120 electric wheel loader, as well as some of the smaller electric compact machines such as the EC18 electric excavator.

With services taking on a more prominent role at Intermat, 2024 Volvo CE will display productivity services such as Connected Map, Task Manager and its Equipment as a Service model, as well as Parts and Uptime Services such as the CO2 Reduction Programme. Volvo Financial Services will be part of the Volvo stand to present its wide offer of financing solutions.

Hydrogen-powered haulers

The world’s first prototype hydrogen fuel cell articulated hauler, the HX04, will also be highlighted, alongside other pioneering solutions such as those powered by renewable biofuels.

"Knowing that the sustainability shift is a journey our customers cannot achieve in isolation, Volvo CE’s products and services will stand shoulder to shoulder with 100% electric solutions from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Penta," said Volvo CE in a statement. 

The company added that it is committed than to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. 

Davy Guillemard, head of market area France, Volvo CE, said, “We are leading our industry transformation, both in France and around the world, with our unique and holistic offering of sustainable solutions. Our customers benefit from the expertise across Volvo Group, resulting in our broad range of electric products, charging solutions and smart services.”

Marcus Horberg, president Volvo Trucks France, said, “It is together that we can mobilise to create a safer, quieter world free from harmful pollutants. Working in partnership across the group, we are better able to respond to the environmental challenges of our planet and support our customers in making that transformation too.”

The company has previously been engaged in creating sustainable solutions, where it helped build a racetrack in Hong Kong using electric construction solutions in just eight days.