Mar 15, 2023 - 03:37 pm
Volvo CE is bringing electric loaders to Singapore
Volvo Construction Equipment is preparing to launch sales in Singapore. The company’s new online portal is open for Singapore companies to register their interest in using electric machines from Volvo CE with the first to arrive in the next quarter.
Mar 6, 2023 - 11:05 am
Ballard and First Mode convert more mining trucks to FCVs
Ballard Power Systems will supply 30 fuel cell modules with a total capacity of 3 megawatts to First Mode to convert diesel dump trucks to combined hydrogen-battery propulsion. The converted dump trucks will operate at First Mode’s test site in Centralia, Washington State.
Feb 21, 2023 - 01:05 pm
Volvo CE launches electric loader conversion
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is digging deeper to pave the way for the EV transition and has developed a new solution for mid-size range construction machinery. This time, it is a conversion of a 20-ton loader for a speedier market entry.
Feb 17, 2023 - 02:35 pm
Volvo CE to add battery plant at its largest site in Korea
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is investing SEK 80 mn (about €7.1 mn) into battery pack production at its excavator plant in Changwon, South Korea. This is another signal that Volvo is gearing to decarbonise the construction industry.
Feb 2, 2023 - 12:40 pm
Honda reveals hydrogen strategy
Honda has published its future strategy for hydrogen fuel cells, which primarily involves commercial and heavy-duty vehicles. The Japanese automaker envisages the further development of the FC system developed in collaboration with General Motors – targeting durability and radically reduced cost. The fuel cell system should be available to third parties from the mid-2020s onwards
Jan 21, 2023 - 02:29 pm
Webasto introduces battery management for utility vehicles
Webasto is expanding its product range with Electrical Battery Thermal Management (eBTM). The compact and scalable system is designed to keep the traction batteries of electric trucks, vans, buses and construction machinery within the ideal temperature range at all times.
Jan 5, 2023 - 05:02 pm
Yutong releases electric tippers for mining in China
A limestone mine in China’s Shandong province will use 40 autonomous and fully electric tippers. Yutong Mining Equipment and Eacon, a technology company for autonomous driving, developed zero-emission vehicles and not just for a trial.
Nov 24, 2022 - 02:58 pm
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.
Oct 31, 2022 - 03:50 pm
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.
Oct 26, 2022 - 12:32 pm
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.
Oct 25, 2022 - 02:42 pm
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.”
Jun 21, 2022 - 03:48 pm
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.
May 9, 2022 - 03:38 pm
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.
Feb 14, 2022 - 12:25 pm
Unicon & Volvo Trucks collaborate on electric concrete mixers
The Danish concrete manufacturer Unicon has ordered eleven Volvo FM Electric trucks from Volvo Trucks, which will be converted into concrete mixers and used in Denmark. In the future, the two companies aim to develop customised electric truck solutions for the concrete industry.