Caterpillar presents massive electric dump truck
Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has completed the development of the prototype of its first large battery-electric 793 dump truck. With a prototype ready to go, Caterpillar demonstrated the new model to customers on a seven-kilometre track.
BHP mining truck fleet in Chile to be electric by 2023
Mining group BHP and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar have signed an agreement to electrify BHP’s entire truck fleet at the Escondida copper mine in Chile. The first Caterpillar 798 AC electric dump trucks are to be delivered in the second half of 2023.
Volvo Group invests in Connected Energy
British company Connected Energy, which builds stationary energy storage systems based on retired electric vehicle batteries, has raised £15 million from five new investors – including Swedish commercial vehicle group Volvo Group.
Northvolt is digging into construction market
Sweden’s young battery powerhouse and Volkswagen partner Northvolt has made a new client in the construction business. Pon Equipment, the Caterpillar dealer for Norway and the Netherlands, orders 90 battery systems from Northvolt for electric excavators, which select customers receive this Spring.
Ecovolta presents electric mini excavator
On behalf of Avesco AG, the Swiss battery system manufacturer Ecovolta has equipped a vehicle based on the Caterpillar Cat 301.7 with an electric drive and will supply its battery systems for series production. The mini excavator will be available for order from spring 2020.
Fisker receives investment from Caterpillar
It is an unlikely pairing, an electric sports carmaker coming together with a heavy machinery manufacturer. Yet, Fisker announced that it received an investment from Caterpillar. The latter want to use Fisker’s future solid-state battery technology once it materialises.
Thunder Power moves into Belgian factory
The Taiwanese company has officially taken over a former Caterpillar factory in the Walloon area of Belgium in order to set up production for a small EV named Chloe. The company also took the opportunity to present their BEV.