Establishment of a Joint Venture Company to Develop Electric Construction Machinery for European Market

Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2018 — Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6305; “Hitachi Construction Machinery”) today announced it has formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH (President: Toni Kiesel; “KTEG”),

Toni Kiesel, President of KTEG (left) and Hideshi Fukumoto (right), Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Construction Machinery sign for establishment.

the group company of European Hitachi Construction Machinery’s distributor Kiesel GmbH (President: Toni Kiesel), to establish a new company
for developing electric construction machinery and the special application products for further expansion of the European market. Continue reading “Establishment of a Joint Venture Company to Develop Electric Construction Machinery for European Market”

This dump truck is the world’s largest electric vehicle with a massive 700 kWh battery pack

The advent of electric transportation in sectors like trucks and buses has led to insane amounts of energy storage going into some vehicles, but now we have a new record

A partnership between two Swiss companies converted a Komatsu dumper truck with a giant 700 kWh battery pack. This single conversion alone has an Continue reading “This dump truck is the world’s largest electric vehicle with a massive 700 kWh battery pack”

Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the LX2 – at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany.

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The LX2 is not yet commercially available

The electric compact wheel loader prototype is said to deliver zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs, compared to its conventional counterparts.

The LX2 is a second- Continue reading “Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader”

JCB’s first electric excavator

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JCB chairman Lord Bamford and his son George Bamford with the new 19C-1 E-Tec electric mini excavator

 JCB has revealed its first fully-electric mini excavator, which was developed in secret at the company’s Staffordshire headquarters in the UK.

The new 19-tonne 19C-I E-Tec was heralded as a ‘real breakthrough’ by company chairman Lord Bamford. Continue reading “JCB’s first electric excavator”

Wheeled loaders: Loads of options

By Thomas Allen,28 February 2018 for KHL

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The 988K XE is the first wheeled loader offered by Caterpillar with an electric drive system

The market for wheeled loaders in 15 of the largest western European countries came to a shade under 20,000 machines last year, according to specialist consultant and forecasting company Off-Highway Research.

Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: Loads of options”

First battery LHD in Timmins delivered by Artisan

by Paul Moore, 21st December 2017, on IM-Mining

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Artisan Vehicles has delivered the first battery powered underground loader to the Kirkland Lake Gold Taylor Mine. The A4 (4 t) LHD is the first underground battery loader in the Timmins underground mining camp. “We are extremely proud to be a part of Kirkland Lake Gold’s future,” said the statement. Continue reading “First battery LHD in Timmins delivered by Artisan”