Volvo CE electric compactors to roll out of US plant
Federal, state, and local officials were recently welcomed to the company’s North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the local design and production of the company's first electric asphalt compactor, the DD25, and the opening of a new 20,000-square-foot technical training centre on the same campus.

Volvo’s current lineup of electric equipment includes the L20 Electric and L25 Electric wheel loaders, the EC18 Electric, ECR18 Electric, and ECR25 Electric excavators, and the DD25 Electric asphalt compactor. In addition, Volvo Trucks recently delivered its first Volvo FMX electric four-axle concrete mixer.

The wheel loaders and compact excavators started arriving on jobsites last year. Both the DD25 electric compactor and the 22-metric-tonne EC230 Electric excavator were unveiled at ConExpo 2023. Not yet commercially available, the EC230 is currently being tested in the North American market after having been reviewed in South Korea and China.

The DD25 Electric compactor sprang from a crowdsourcing project within the Shippensburg compaction engineering team, using scrum methodologies, and building on Volvo CE’s existing electric equipment platform. Online order reservations also opened at that time.