Valmet announces modular battery platform for utility vehicles
Valmet Automotive has introduced a modular battery platform for the electrification of off-highway and commercial vehicles. The Modular Power Pack is said to be suitable for all vehicles in agriculture, forestry, construction and mining. It is also suitable for the truck and bus segment as well as industrial applications.
Maeda & Deutz reveal all-electric crawler crane
German motor manufacturer Deutz has joined forces with Japanese crane manufacturer Maeda to unveil the all-electric CC 1485 crawler crane. Deutz plans to start series production of the electric drive in 2023. Deutz has also announced a whole new ‘Green’ segment, including marine drives and batteries.
Akasol provides batteries for KTEG excavators
In Germany, the battery maker Akasol has concluded a framework agreement with construction vehicle maker KTEG GmbH for the supply of the AKASystem OEM PRC battery system. KTEG will use it to equip over one hundred small excavators of the type KTEG ZE85. The framework agreement is valid up to and including 2023.
Forsee Power presents batteries for off-road vehicles
Forsee Power is introducing a new range of particularly thin batteries for use in electric vehicles for the construction and agricultural sectors as well as in light electric vehicles. The French battery manufacturer puts the width of the batteries at just 128 millimetres.
Volvo CE opens fuel cell test lab in Sweden
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has opened the Volvo Group’s first dedicated fuel cell test lab at its technical centre in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The aim is to develop hydrogen solutions for heavy construction equipment and other applications.
JCB reveals H2 excavator prototype
JCB has just presented its prototype of a hydrogen-powered excavator. According to the manufacturer, the 20-tonne 220X excavator equipped with a fuel cell system is the first of its kind in the industry. The excavator has been tested on JCB’s test site for more than a year.