Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Volvo Group headquarters where they saw some of the company’s latest innovations – including the prototype, fully-electric EX2 compact excavator.
The Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the French President Emmanuel Macron signed a strategic partnership between their two countries for innovation, digital transformation and green solutions at the Volvo Group headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday November 17th. The ceremony was held at the Volvo Group offices where they also met with Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, and viewed some of the company’s latest innovations – including the EX2 all-electric compact excavator, an autonomous refuse truck and an electric bus.
Ahcène Nedjimi, Electromobility Specialist and EX2 Project Leader at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), presented the machine to Prime Minister Löfven and President Macron. “It was a great honor to be able to conduct a live demonstration and present the EX2 to the French and Swedish leaders,” says Ahcène. “It was very appropriate to highlight this machine because they were discussing increased cooperation and innovation between our two countries, and the EX2 is an example of this collaboration in action. The EX2 stemmed from Volvo CE’s ELEXC research project which was partly financed by the French government, as well as various funding bodies in