Doosan Bobcat has unveiled its new, all-electric Bobcat T7X compact track loader at the CES. Additionally, Doosan Bobcat has announced a strategic partnership with South Carolina-based Sunbelt Rentals.
The electric track loader runs on a 62KW lithium-ion battery, which the company says is sufficient for a 4-hour continuous usage session, or all day if used intermittently. While the communication did not clarify the maximum power or load capacity, the system is designed for flexibility as the “intelligence of the power management system is programmed to sense when loads are increasing, automatically backing off power when not needed to preserve the total energy use and extend the machine’s runtime”.
Sunbelt Rentals will be making a significant investment in a large fleet of Bobcat T7X all-electric compact track loaders and electric compact excavators in North America, which will be co-branded and made available in 2022 and beyond. Sunbelt Rentals then plans to be the first national equipment rental company to adopt Bobcat’s battery-electric technology and make it available to customers.
“This machine is a technological feat for Bobcat and for the entire industry,” said Joel Honeyman, vice president of global innovation at Doosan Bobcat. “We challenged the status quo to deliver a connected, all-electric machine designed for power and performance that previously was not possible. We are excited to share this advancement with the world and proud of the hard work that has gone into making this a reality.”
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