September 19, 2022
(Press MAKRO Group) – Driving and working with low emissions is currently one of the main development targets in the construction machinery industry. Battery-electric drives are currently the focus of international attention.
The electrification of construction machinery is advancing rapidly. Last year a whole range of new products came back on the market. For example, Volvo Construction Equipment has been taking orders for its ECR25 electric compact excavator and L25 electric wheel loader since February 2020. The first of the machines offered in 13 countries has already been delivered to end customers.
Also last spring, Munich-based manufacturer Wacker Neuson launched the EZ17e mini excavator as a series product. The machines could already be seen the previous year at the international construction machinery trade fair Bauma in Munich. “At bauma 2019, the topic of zero emissions was the absolute focus for us. The trade fair was the perfect platform to present our EZ17e as another piece of the puzzle for completely emission-free construction sites,” says Alexander Greschner, CSO of the Wacker Neuson Group.
As of 2020, CASE Construction Equipment has an electric construction machine in its portfolio for the first time. The 580 EV is not only a first for the US manufacturer, but also the world’s first all-electric backhoe loader.
With information from: Mercado Vial TV