Innovation award for the fully-electric compact excavator1/23/18
The concept machine was recognized for its contribution towards progress in the construction industry. It is believed to be the world’s first fully-electric compact excavator prototype. At this stage, the EX2 is still part of a research project and it is not commercially available.
“I am extremely proud that the EX2 has been awarded this globally-recognized innovation award,” says Ahcène Nedjimi, Electromobility Specialist and EX2 Project Leader at Volvo Construction Equipment. “The EX2 is a revolutionary machine. The electrification of construction equipment will produce cleaner, quieter and more efficient machines – this represents the future of our industry. I’m pleased that the judges have recognized its significance.”
The Intermat 2018 Innovation Awards honor equipment, techniques, services, products and solutions that contribute towards progress in the construction and infrastructure industry.
“The EX2 forms part of Volvo CE’s long-term ambition of achieving sustainable transport solutions,” says Patrik Lundblad, Senior Vice President of Volvo CE’s Technology function. “This award is a tribute to the hard work and vision of Volvo CE’s employees, who continue to push the boundaries of technology and innovation and ensure the company is at the forefront of technological development".