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Video: Volvo CE's futuristic electric equipment

Volvo CE's LX1 prototype hybrid-electric wheel loader and HX1 driverless autonomous, battery-electric, four-wheeled hauler in action

At the Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) event entitled ‘Xploration Forum’ in Eskilstuna, Sweden, the manufacturer unveiled the HX1 — a new machine that acts as a driverless autonomous, battery-electric, four-wheeled hauler.

The HX1 has been developed to maximise the efficiency of the machines not in the current quarry environment, but in a conceptual futuristic quarry scenario involving electrification and different principles of operation.

In essence, the unit aims to tackle a number of the problems associated with large machines, including: problematic downtime and  wear on parts and tyres; high fuel consumption; and the challenges associated with powering large machines by battery.

In the video, Volvo CE's prototype hybrid-electric wheel loader, the LX1, which itself  can deliver an improvement in fuel efficiency of up to 50%, fills the HX1 unit, which then navigates a route and dumps its load.

Below, you can see part of the show put on by Volvo CE to conclude the Xploration Forum event at its Customer Center in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

 

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