World’s first electric drilling rig on site

The world’s first electric drilling rig, engineered and manufactured by German firm Liebherr, has completed its first ever job on a customer site.

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Liebherr’s LB16 unplugged drilling foundations on its first ever commercial site for i+R in Austria

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Cat reveals high-drive electric dozer

Cat revealed its D6 dozer to the delegates of Bauma, with a choice of electric drive or fully-automatic power train.

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Cat’s new D6 high drive dozer

Cat says the redesigned machine offers best-in-class grading with new levels of performance and up to 35% better fuel efficiency.

At 161 kW and an operating weight range of 21 749 – 24 097 kg, the new D6 replaces the D6T dozer.

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Fisker secures investment from Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology

Fisker, an electric car startup founded by famed designer Henrik Fisker, announced that it received an investment from heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology.

Over the last few years, Henrik Fisker has been trying to launch a new EV startup under his own name after his original effort failed in 2013 and other companies took over. Continue reading “Fisker secures investment from Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology”

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”