Beam Global and Volvo CE (the arm of the company that makes construction equipment) announced a partnership today that will allow customers to bundle electric vehicles and charging equipment in one purchase.
Along with, say, an L25 Electric wheel loader, customers can also buy an off-grid, emissions-free, and permit-free charging station for their construction site. Beam says that the solar-powered charger doesn’t require any complex wiring, and generates and delivers electricity independently of the grid.
The manufacturer claims that the solar array can be set up in minutes. Since it’s off-grid, it can also be installed anywhere, making it just as useful in remote locations as it is in big cities.
“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,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “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.”
In addition to being convenient for a number of construction sites, solar power is completely renewable and local emissions-free. That makes these quiet machines very green to operate, as compared to the traditional construction equipment.
“The Volvo CE line of zero-emissions construction equipment can now be charged with a zero-emissions energy source provided by the EV ARC,” said Ray Gallant, VP Product Management and Productivity at Volvo CE. “Beam Global shares our vision to electrify mobility worldwide, a critical step towards mitigating climate change and reducing noise and air pollution.”
Customers will be able to bundle these solar-powered chargers along with their construction equipment through Volvo Financial Services, which offers leasing and financing options for the equipment.
“The construction industry is ready for an energy transition that reduces emissions and improves machinery’s performance, longevity and usability,” said Gallant. “We’re committed to an electric future and view Beam Global as a strategic partner on this journey.”