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.
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.
Jun 16, 2022 - 04:03 pm
John Deere & Wacker Neuson to cooperate on compact electric excavators
German construction equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson and US agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement. This includes a long-term, exclusive OEM supply contract for mini and compact excavators weighing less than five tonnes and also includes battery-electric excavators.
Nov 9, 2021 - 03:56 pm
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.
Oct 8, 2021 - 01:50 pm
Volvo CE introduces three new construction BEVs
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled three new electric compact equipment models. The L20 Electric, EC18 Electric and ECR18 Electric models are now available to reserve online for delivery in 2022.
Apr 11, 2021 - 11:34 am
Two new electric excavators from Liebherr
Liebherr presents two new electric excavators. The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, together with the R 980 SME-E, succeeds the ER 974 B in mining and quarrying applications.
Apr 7, 2021 - 01:19 pm
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.
Jan 7, 2021 - 01:22 pm
John Deere introduces electric backhoe
John Deere has unveiled the concept of an all-electric backhoe, a type of digger, at an early stage of development. The manufacturer not only wants to promote electric vehicles in agriculture but also on construction sites in the future.
Apr 23, 2020 - 04:05 pm
Oxford City Council begins fleet electrification
In England, Oxford City Council has received the first six electric vehicles ordered as part of its Energy Superhub Oxford project. A further 27 battery-electric vehicles, including cars, a street sweeper, an excavator and mix of different sized vans, should be delivered over the next 3-4 months.
Apr 6, 2020 - 02:21 pm
Oslo’s first zero emissions construction site in action
The ZE85 electric excavator from Suncar HK is now successfully operated on a zero-emission construction site in Oslo, Norway. It is the first electric excavator with a CCS connection, which enables a full charge in less than an hour.
Mar 7, 2020 - 03:05 pm
Suncar new TB216E electric excavators
The Swiss construction company Suncar HK has announced the completion of a small series of ten new battery-electric excavators, developed in cooperation with Huppenkothen Baumaschinen AG.
Jan 14, 2020 - 02:04 pm
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.
Oct 23, 2019 - 02:18 pm
Suncar HK Fusion high voltage open for 3rd parties
Swiss company Suncar HK has just launched its Fusion high-voltage distribution system for electrified machines and vehicles, making the systems that are already in use available to third parties. The system is to be available in two standard versions before the end of the year.
Jan 17, 2019 - 04:58 pm
Volvo CE to electrify compact machines
Construction machinery manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment announced the launch of a range of compact electric wheel loaders and excavators to be introduced from mid-2020 and the end of the development of new diesel engines for the vehicles.
Oct 30, 2018 - 06:20 pm
Hyundai & Cummins making mini electric excavators
Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) and Cummins cooperate in the development of electric construction machines. One prototype of a 3.5-ton electric excavator already exists and uses battery modules from Cummins designed for a full eight-hour shift.
Jul 22, 2018 - 06:11 pm
Mecalac digger 12MTX will come with electrical variant
Supplier Dana Incorporated has developed an electric drive system in cooperation with Mecalac for their compact digger Mecalac 12MTX. The electric version of the digger is called e12 and features two electric motors and a 146 kW battery pack.
Jan 24, 2018 - 06:41 pm
Pon electrifies Caterpillar digger Cat 323F
Norway’s Pon Equipment joint hands with Caterpillar to electrify their digger Cat 323F. The electric excavator is currently biting its time testing but is set to show at a fair this May.