June 06, 2022
(MAKRO Group Press) – The Dutch company BAM Infra Nederland has started the conversion of an asphalt paver into the world’s first all-electric version of this type of machine.
Together with its partners Wirtgen and New Electric, BAM Infra has replaced the combustion engine with an electric motor consisting of a fixed 270 KWh battery and two intelligently commutated electric motors.
A second 270 KWh battery that can be swapped out gives the paver the ability to immediately move on to the next project after a long day’s work. This battery can also be used in other electric equipment.
CO₂ savings of more than 93,000 kg.
Using the electric asphalt paver saves about 150 liters of diesel per eight-hour shift.
This equates to a reduction of more than 93,000 kilograms of CO₂ and 115,000 grams of nitrogen oxide per year.
The electric asphalt paver can be used for eight to ten hours with fully charged batteries.
In addition to reduced emissions, the electric asphalt paver also makes much less noise than a conventional machine.