Volvo Construction Equipment is celebrating after its concept HX1 autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier was presented with two more distinguished awards.
The HX1 prototype autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is taking the industry by storm. This week, the machine picked up another two awards: the International Quality Innovation Award and the Innovation of Innovations Award. In December, the HX1 was awarded the Swedish Institute for Quality’s (SIQ) Quality Innovation of the Year Award in the Potential Innovations category. On winning this accolade, it qualified to enter the international part of the competition along with around 100 other international finalists. After emerging victorious in this too, the HX1 became a contender for the coveted Innovation of Innovations Award which it also won. The Quality Innovation Award is an annual, international competition which recognizes innovations that are novel, relevant, revolutionary and practical. Potential innovations are those classed as innovations which are not yet commercialized but are extremely promising and are predicted to be gamechangers when they are introduced to the market.
Transforming the industry
The HX1 is one element of an electric site research project that is predicted to reduce carbon emissions by up to 95% and lower total cost of ownership by 25%. The project aims to electrify a transport stage in a quarry – from excavation to primary crushing and transport to secondary crushing.
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