Beam Global has announced a partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) allowing Volvo CE's 245 North American dealer locations to bundle Beam EV ARC off-grid charging systems with a purchase of Volvo electric equipment. This enables construction sites to rapidly deploy EV charging without the requirement for electrical work, utility grid connections or fossil fuel generators, to power zero-emissions construction equipment that runs on the sun and does not generate a utility bill, according to a press release.
"The construction industry has the opportunity to future-proof its business against noise, carbon emissions regulations and volatile fossil fuel costs by adopting electric machines," said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. "By providing our sustainable EV charging systems alongside Volvo's best-in-class electric machines, we are enabling that transition in the fastest, cleanest and most scalable manner available. We're proud to partner with Volvo CE in electrifying the construction business."
Volvo CE currently offers five models of electric machines in North America: the L20 and L25 Electric wheel loaders, and the EC18, ECR18, and ECR25 Electric excavators. Volvo dealers can now bundle transportable, off-grid solar EV charging systems with electric machine orders. Together, the EV ARC and Volvo electric machines produce zero emissions, significantly reduce noise levels and lower energy costs, making them ideal for construction sites where emissions regulations, noise ordinances, or the risks of indoor air pollution limit the use of diesel generators and construction equipment.
Beam Global's EV ARC system is easily transportable and can be set up and ready to use in minutes, according to the company. It is fully autonomous, meaning it generates, stores and delivers electricity independent of the grid. The solar-powered EV ARC can be deployed without any electrical work or permitting.
The United Nations Environment Programme found that the buildings and construction industry accounted for 38% of global carbon emissions in 2019.