The four battery electric machines by Caterpillar Inc. will support customers in their energy transition to a lower-carbon future and will be presented as prototypes at Bauma 2022, Oct 24-30.
Caterpillar Promotes Sustainability With Novel Battery Electric Machines
As part of eco-centric solutions, Caterpillar announces four battery electric machine prototypes – a 301.9 mini excavator, 320 medium excavators, 906 compact wheel loaders, and 950 GC medium wheel loaders. Of the four, 301.9 and 906 are presumed to be the first commercially available models.
Caterpillar Inc. is a leading construction and mining equipment manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, natural-gas engines, and industrial gas turbines. The company ensures to deliver purposeful solutions that help customers fulfill their specific sustainability goals. For over 100 years, the company has been known for its futuristic and innovative products that provide immense value and sustainability, helping customers succeed.
Construction Industries Group President, Tony Fassino commented on Caterpillar’s stature in meeting the sustainability goals of customers, including job site emission reduction. He adds that offering various solutions such as machines running on renewable fuel to increase fuel efficiency, is significant to support customers and future machine goals.
The prototype machines are powered by in-house batteries and offer options for onboard AC chargers or offboard DC fast charging. The Caterpillar-designed batteries, made from customized technology and lithium-ion, will power other industrial applications as well. The batteries are built to scale as per industry and customer performance needs, ultimately, maximizing sustainability throughout its lifespan, even recycling, and reuse.
Joe Creed, Energy & Transportation Group President says, “Caterpillar is focused on helping customers achieve an efficient product and jobsite energy lifestyle, enabling maximization of value and minimization of total cost of operation.”