The South Tyrolean snow groomer manufacturer Prinoth has revealed a prototype of a purely battery-electric snow groomer model called Husky eMotion for the ski slopes.
For those of you not overly familiar with the machines common on ski slopes, snow groomers have the task of moving, flattening, rototilling, or compacting snow to maintain ski hills.
The Husky eMotion prototype has an output of 200 kW and enables a working time of up to three hours with its 190 kWh battery. Prinoth is also entering the active test phase with the 400 kW Leitwolf H2Motion fuel cell concept model.
The company is advertising the new prototype as “the lightest electric snow groomer in the world.” Yep, you guessed it, it is not the only one. In May 2019, we wrote about the first fully electric snow groomer, the PistenBully 100 E from the company Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG.
If we manage to curtail climate change enough so that there are actually ski slopes in the future, it will no doubt be fantastic to have them graded with quiet, electric, fume-free vehicles.
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