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Five life-changing benefits of electromobility

Electromobility is powering us into the future and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has been at the forefront of the journey. But can this technology really transform the way we live...

How to design machines that are changing from diesel to electric

Volvo CE unveiled earlier this year two zero-emissions machines – the ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader. The machines deliver zero exhaust emissions,...

Volvo ECR25 Electric Top Benefits

The Volvo ECR25 Electric’s first mission was constructing an award-winning show garden. For Peter Holmberg, the Swedish operator who took on the task, it was an all-new experience.

Volvo CE Masters construction's toughest challenge

Over the course of three years and many challenges of nerve and knowledge, more than 3,200 technicians from across the globe are whittled down to a team of just three victors. As a test of...

Why construction has entered the AI race

While other sectors boast of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), construction is now taking the lead, believes a panel of experts from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

Infographic: The rise of artificial intelligence in construction

The global AI-in-construction market was valued at $3.1 million in 2017 – but this figure is now expected to sky rocket to $3.1 billion over the next five years.

Five ways AI is disrupting the way we live and work

No longer the domain of secret labs and sci-fi plots, artificial intelligence (AI) can help us recognize patterns in vast amounts of data, anticipate future events and take well-informed...

Hacking the key to optimizing digital diversity

Changing technologies mean every company needs to stay ahead of the digital curve, but few go so far as inviting hackers to take over their systems. Yet Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo...

Infographic: Strength in diversity

A balanced workforce is one third more likely to outperform its competitors, yet construction is one of the least diverse industries in the world. Here are the facts.

Three reasons why a diverse workforce is the best workforce

Balance is always better when it comes to business. Which is why Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) embraces a culture that puts diversity and inclusion at the center of its success....

Diversity is the responsibility of everyone

With a diverse workforce one of the key ways to promote innovation and creativity, how can a male-dominated industry like construction achieve better equality? We discuss how to get there...

Electric City: rethinking London's streets

If London plans to be a zero-carbon city by 2050, there have to be huge changes in policy, transport infrastructure and public attitude. Volvo Construction Equipment talks to Mark Poulton,...

Volvo's electric machine lights up award-winning garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Gold Medal winning Morgan Stanley Garden was constructed with the help of the Volvo ECR25 Electric. But how did the new electric machine perform on such a huge global platform?

Taking our electric future on - and off - the road

The path to full electromobility begins in our cities. Here Anna Thordén, Product Manager, Electromobility, for Volvo Trucks explains how buses, trucks – and now construction machines – are...

Are electric vehicles as clean as they say?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are often hailed as the technology to drive us into a greener future. But just how powerful and sustainable are they? Volvo Construction Equipment answers some of...

Five things you might not know about batteries

Batteries are an important part of modern life and now Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is starting to use them to power its machines – but how much do you actually know about them?...

Exploring the potential for 5G in construction

In a global first, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is among a small number of pioneering companies trialling 5G mobile connectivity. With the program set to make a big impact on...

Infographic: The power of 5G

By 2022, 10% of the world’s population will be connected to 5G. Estimated to run x100 faster than 4G, it is set to have a huge impact on industries and wider society. As one of the first in...

Picking up the pace for construction automation

Automation will improve safety, productivity and efficiency in the construction industry, so why aren’t we seeing more of it yet? Uwe Müller, Program Manager Commercial Pilots at Volvo...

Advancing Automation: Workers Worry More About Site Safety Than Losing Their Jobs

Almost half of all construction workers fear safety could be put at risk on job sites when artificial intelligence (AI) and automation becomes the norm – a higher number than those worried...