Construction Equipment Asia

New Volvo Fuel Challenge program rewards customers for efficient operation

The incentive program remunerates Volvo EC200D and EC210D excavator customers in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with aftermarket credit for consuming less than the stipulated fuel consumption target for their respective country. It presents a win-win situation for customers as they reduce fuel cost, lessen environmental impact and save money on parts and services.

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Fuel is typically the single highest contributor to operating cost, often accounting for 30-40% of a machine’s total cost of operation. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is committed to maximizing fuel efficiency and lowering the lowest total cost of ownership and operation for its customers. Lowering fuel consumption across various segments by optimizing performance and supporting increased operator efficiency also contributes to its sustainability commitments for the environment.

Given that Volvo excavators are already renowned in the market for delivering superior fuel economy, especially in the 20 t class, Volvo CE has decided to launch a Fuel Challenge program. This will enable customers to earn aftermarket credit from Volvo CE by lowering their fuel consumption. Needless to mention, performance is optimized and the productivity of the customer’s equipment is not impacted.

When buying a new machine, a customer can choose to enroll it on the program. The objective of the progam is to encourage the use of machines in the right work modes and for operators to consciously avoid using high work modes. This is facilitated by Volvo CE by activating a passcode for the higher modes.

“The Fuel Challenge program is a win-win for all stakeholders, while ensuring that we lower carbon footprint for a better tomorrow,” explains Joseph Low, product manager at Volvo CE Region Asia.