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.
Deutz presents several electric construction vehicles at the Bauma
At the Bauma construction machinery trade fair, Deutz exhibited several electric construction machines together with partners, some of which are soon to go into series production or are already on offer. In addition to an electric crawler crane or mini excavator, a battery-electric concrete pump was also presented.
Mercedes is optimizing truck batteries for use in construction BEVs
Around one in five Mercedes-Benz trucks sold in Europe is in the construction site segment. The Stuttgart-based company is now also turning its attention to vehicle development for this energy-intensive business: in the form of specially prepared prototypes of the eActros LongHaul and the Arocs, as well as an eActros with an electrified roll-off tipper.
Sennebogen presents 50-tonne electric crane
Bavarian construction equipment manufacturer Sennebogen has unveiled the ‘653 E Electro Battery’ telescopic crawler crane at the Bauma trade fair. The 50-tonne model is said to combine “combines the benefits of battery technology with the proven advantages of the telescopic crawler crane design.”
BHP orders electric mining vehicles from Sandvik
Mining company BHP has ordered eleven electric vehicles from Sandvik for its Jansen potash mine in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. These are ten battery electric vehicles and one wired electric loader, which are to be delivered between 2023 and 2025.
Anglo American presents fuel cell heavy-duty mining truck
Mining and resources group Anglo American has unveiled the prototype of what it claims is the world’s largest hydrogen-electric mining vehicle. The nuGen dump truck combines multiple fuel cells with a 1.2 MWh battery pack for a total output of 2 MW and can carry a payload of 290 tons.