[VIDEO] Volvo Unveils Electric Excavator Concept

March 12, 2021

Volvo Construction Equipment’s EX03 wheeled excavator is the company’s first electric prototype in the mid-size excavator range. The machine features low noise, zero exhaust emissions, and reduced maintenance needs.

While the EX03 is still in the concept stage with no current plans to bring it to market, the company is planning to test a similar version of the EX03 in customer pilots. Volvo also is developing commercially available electric machines and is accepting preorders for its ECR25 electric excavator and L25 electric wheel loader.


The 14-ton EX03 features a battery pack from Volvo Trucks and boasts the same performance level as a diesel machine of the same class. 

The video screen on the back of the machine has three configurations:

  • A real-time video stream from the front of the machine, allowing vehicles behind it to clearly see ahead when driving on public highways.
  • A text-based safety screen alerting workers on-site to left and right movement or reversing.
  • A safety communication livestream enabling the operator to make eye contact with pedestrians and workers.