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Volvo Concept Lab Machines


Volvo Concept Lab is a joint visionary communication platform for the Volvo Group and the Volvo Product Brand. Through Volvo Concept Lab, we showcase cutting-edge ideas and innovative concepts that meet our customers’ future needs and accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.


The HX1 autonomous, battery electric, load carrier is the first-generation prototype, which served as proof of concept for the updated, second-generation prototype, HX2. In 2016, Volvo CE celebrated HX1’s success in the Swedish Quality Innovation award.


The HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carrier prototype incorporates shared technologies and components from the Volvo Group. The HX2 also has a completely new drivetrain and a vision system that detects humans or obstacles in the machine’s vicinity.


The LX1 electric hybrid wheel loader can deliver up to a 50% improvement in fuel efficiency. The machine also offers a significant reduction in emissions and noise pollution compared to its conventional counterparts. Tested in the real-world green waste composting site and a waste transfer site in California in 2017.


The LX2, the electric compact wheel loader, is a second-generation prototype. The combustion engine has been replaced with a lithium ion battery - it delivers zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs, compared to its conventional counterparts.


The EX1 is a 70-ton dual-powered, cable-connected excavator prototype. 
Although it’s operated in exactly the same way as a conventional Volvo excavator, it is much more environmentally friendly – in fact, when it’s plugged into the grid, it emits no carbon whatsoever.


The EX2 100% electric compact excavator prototype delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership compared to its conventional counterparts. The prototype has won the Intermat Innovation Award for its revolutionary design.