Together with LEGO® Technic designers and a bunch of amazing kids, we’ve developed the Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX packed with some truly spectacular features. The result is not only a sneak peak into the future of electro mobility, but also the introduction of a brand new LEGO Technic building kit.
The Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX is a realistic next step in the exciting evolution of our construction machines. A focus group consisting of children helped out in the process of creating the ZEUX.
The ZEUX is designed with four 25kW electric hub motors for traction, one at each wheel. Since this machine is autonomous it needs to be able to keep its balance. So the wheels are packed with sensors, almost like the feet of a human being. This gives ZEUX both traction and excellent stability.
The ZEUX autonomous wheel loader is fully electric and its 150 kWh battery allows it to operate for between three to five hours before it will return to its charging station to charge its batteries by induction charging. This eliminates the need for it to be plugged in in order for it to recharge. This allows the ZEUX to operate more or less continuously.