With Singapore’s strong commitment to environmental initiatives, Volvo CE was privileged to be invited at the sovereign city-state's LTA Annual Safety, Health and Environmental Awards ceremony where we were among a small group of specially-selected exhibitors. It was a great opportunity to showcase our electric range of construction equipment, which will be introduced to the country next year.
Organised by the local government’s Land Transport Authority (LTA), Volvo CE was welcomed join a designated zone within the awards ceremony dedicated to electric machinery. Our exhibition booth was subsequently visited by both LTA chairman Alan Chan Heng Loon and members of the Singapore Government’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM).
Aside from being a financial and economic centre for Asia, Singapore is also well-known for its commitment to technological innovation and sustainability. As such it made for an ideal location for Volvo CE to present its electric range that is perfectly suited to the country’s needs and wants. These include an ongoing drive for greater sustainability in construction, yet without losing the productivity that has seen Singapore’s skyline radicalise over recent decades.
Inside the Volvo CE booth were full details on the electric equipment range, as well as notable digital services such as Dig Assist and a Volvo Simulator. AM Muralidharan, Head of Productivity Services and Retail Development for Volvo CE Region Asia, said:
“Volvo CE has a long-standing presence in Singapore and a strong reputation, which helped us secure access to this exclusive government event. It was a brilliant opportunity to demonstrate how Singapore and its construction industry can tackle some of its biggest issues, not only around sustainability, but around safety, manpower and efficiency. There was great enthusiasm among assembled guests, and we’re expecting strong interest in our electric range when it launches in Singapore in 2023.”
The event is timely for Volvo CE’s ambitions in the region. The electric range is expected to arrive in Singapore towards the beginning of 2023, to be introduced in the new year. With zero exhaust emissions, Volvo’s electromobility fleet can provide an 8-hour work day on a single charge, and can achieve 80% battery capacity in as little as 1.5 hours.
This was a perfect start for our ambitions with electric machines in Singapore, and an event that allowed us to reinforce the benefits of electromobility to some of the most important stakeholders in this hugely influential part of Southeast Asia.