Customers in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia will be rewarded for efficient fuel consumption thanks to a new program introduced this month from Volvo CE.
The incentive program offers customers with Volvo EC200Ds and EC210D excavators with aftermarket credit if they use less than the OEM’s stipulated consumption target for their respective country.
“Fuel is typically the single highest contributor to operating cost, often accounting for 30% to 40% of a machine’s total cost of operation,” Volvo noted.
“Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is committed to maximising fuel efficiency and lowering the lowest total cost of ownership and operation for its customers. Lowering fuel consumption across various segments by optimising performance and supporting increased operator efficiency also contributes to its sustainability commitments for the environment.”
It called the new initiative a “win-win situation” for customers wanting to lessen environmental impacts and save money on parts, services and fuel.
Volvo said customers can enroll their new machines in the program at the time of purchase.
“The objective of the program is to encourage the use of machines in the right work modes and for operators to consciously avoid using high work modes. This is facilitated by Volvo CE by activating a passcode for the higher modes,” added Joseph Low, product manager at Volvo CE Region Asia.
The OEM said that Multi Ways Equipment of Singapore, which had enrolled two of its Volvo EC200D excavators onto the program, has since passed its savings on to its customers.
“We enrolled our new EC200D excavators [into] the Fuel Challenge program with the intention of adding value to our rental customers by lowering their operating cost – fuel being the most important component,” said James Lim, managing director of Multi Ways Equipment.
“Volvo CE worked with our team to achieve our lowest fuel consumption to date with no impact on productivity. Not only did we save fuel but also earned the credit to spend on parts and services.”
Terms and conditions apply for the program; Volvo has asked that customers consult their local dealer for more details.
Source: Volvo Construction Equipment