The incentive programme remunerates Volvo EC200D and EC210D excavator customers in the three nations with aftermarket credit for consuming less than the stipulated fuel consumption target for their respective country.
Volvo CE says the scheme is a win-win situation for customers as they reduce fuel cost, lessen environmental impact and save money on parts and services.
It adds that fuel is typically the single highest contributor to operating cost, often accounting for 30-40% of a machine’s total cost of operation.
The manufacturer states that lowering fuel consumption across various segments by optimising performance and supporting increased operator efficiency also contributes to its sustainability commitments for the environment.
When buying a new machine, a customer can choose to enroll it on the programme. The objective 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.
“The Fuel Challenge programme is a win-win for all stakeholders, while ensuring that we lower carbon footprint for a better tomorrow,” says Joseph Low, product manager at Volvo CE Region Asia.
Multi Ways Equipment from Singapore, which enrolled two of its Volvo EC200D excavators onto the programme, has passed its savings onto its customers.
“We enrolled our new EC200D excavators onto the Fuel Challenge programme with the intention of adding value to our rental customers by lowering their operating cost – fuel being the most important component,” says 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.”
The Volvo Fuel Challenge program is open to customers of the Volvo EC200D and EC210D crawler excavators in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.