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Adopting Electromobility in the Construction Industry
Electric vehicle (EV) popularity continues to grow while the charging infrastructure expands to meet projected future demand. With electromobility (e-mobility) manufacturing incentives renewed, OEMs are making new models in all classes for all industries.
February 24, 2022
Deere to Acquire Majority Ownership in Battery Technology Company
The manufacturer intends to apply the technology to its lineup of turf equipment, compact utility tractors, small tractors, compact construction equipment, and some road building equipment.
December 20, 2021
Volvo VP Lays Out the Electric Blueprint for Construction Equipment | The Dirt #23
How is Volvo Construction Equipment bringing its electric construction equipment to market? We've got the details in our latest The Dirt video.
April 23, 2021
Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
March 5, 2021
DTNA putting millions into BEV powertrain
The company expects to invest upwards of $20 million in its Detroit, Michigan, manufacturing facility, which will serve as the source of Detroit ePowertrain components in North America when initial production begins later this year.
February 9, 2021
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Put to the Test: Deere E-Power Electric Backhoe Moves Into Next Phase of Development
Modeled after Deere's 310L, the battery-powered backhoe aims to lower operating costs, noise, downtime and drop emissions to zero.
January 29, 2021
No Counterweight Needed: What Will Set Komatsu's First Electric Excavator Apart? (VIDEO)
Komatsu has announced that it's going to build a battery-powered excavator. Take a design sneak peek in this video and see what you should expect from this electric machine.
January 28, 2021
‘Game changing’ Toyota solid-state battery lighter, much more powerful than current lithium-ion
To further vehicle electrification, Toyota announced its development of a lighter, more powerful solid-state battery to be released in the next few years.
January 11, 2021
Hummer EV is The New Torque King of Pickups …Or is it?
With the unveiling of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, we’ve got the introduction of another electric pickup and another instance of wondering aloud “How much of a truck is this thing?” That’s what we’re trying to answer in the video below. More importantly, we look at how to properly compare torque ratings between combustion engine […]
November 3, 2020
Tesla: New Battery Tech Will Provide Big Range Boost, Cost Savings
For fleets thinking ‘range is the bane’ when it comes to electric trucks, Tesla predicted a range increase of up to 54% during its recent 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting and Battery Day event in Fremont, Calif. Shareholders attended in person while staying socially distanced by watching from their Tesla vehicles in a parking lot near […]
September 24, 2020
Ford Teases Electric F-150 With Extreme Grade Towing, Off-Roading
As it celebrated the start of production on the 2021 F-150, Ford shared some new details on the upcoming battery-powered, electric F-150 along with a teaser image of the truck’s front end and some prototype testing footage. While the hood and overall silhouette should be pretty familiar for those who have seen a Ford pickup […]
September 22, 2020
Nikola founder steps down as questions swirl around electric powertrain tech
Nikola Motor Company founder Trevor Milton announced Monday morning that he would step down as executive chairman of his Phoenix, Arizona-based hydrogen-electric upstart amid a firestorm of criticism sparked by a skeptical stock short-seller and subsequent inquiry from the Securities and Exchange Commission. “The focus should be on the company and its world changing mission,” […]
September 21, 2020
GM to build electric Nikola Badger pickup, provide Class 7/8 fuel cell tech in $2 billion stock deal
Nikola‘s plans to deliver an electric pickup truck are full steam ahead. However, the circumstances have changed slightly. Today Nikola and General Motors announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will see GM handle the production of Nikola’s upcoming Badger pickup in return for a $2 billion equity stake in Nikola. Under the agreement, […]
September 8, 2020
Bobcat’s Electric Excavator Retrofit A First Step Toward An All-Electric Future
JLG is not the only construction equipment manufacturer with its sights on an all-electric machine. Here's what Bobcat is planning with a company called Green Machine.
August 28, 2020
Service Truck Survey: Are users interested in electrified powertrains?
Air compressor-equipped service trucks typically are Class 2 and 3 trucks that are replaced every 3 to 9 years, according to a survey conducted by air compressor manufacturer VMAC. When asked their power preference for future service truck buys, respondents overwhelmingly voted for traditional sources, with diesel (70 percent) and gasoline (44 percent) coming in […]
August 17, 2020
Truck makers say fuel cells could be ‘cheaper than diesel’ option as zero-emission regulations loom
When it comes to betting on future powertrain technology, the leader of one iconic diesel manufacturer is stacking his chips on hydrogen fuel cells. While he may not be repeating Nikola founder Trevor Milton’s social media mantra #DIESELISDEAD, Cummins CEO and Chairman Tom Linebarger lauded Nikola for building interest in fuel cell technology and made […]
August 11, 2020
GMC teases 1,000-hp Hummer EV with first look at electric “supertruck’s” profile, front end
A new teaser video released by GMC has given us our first real look at the truck that represents the much-hyped return of the Hummer brand and what will likely be General Motors first fully-electric, battery-powered pickup truck to hit the market. The teaser video, posted below, also gives us the first dates around its release: […]
July 30, 2020
Kenworth, Peterbilt Stepping Up Fuel Cell and Electric Truck Production
Kenworth and Peterbilt parent company Paccar’s zero-emission trucks continue to go to work with new trucks heading to California ports and Alaska.
July 27, 2020
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Ford Expands 2023 Maverick Line with Off-Road Tremor
The new truck is an entry-level option for off-road capability and bold styling in the same compact Maverick package.
Excavator Turned Robot: Video Reveals Sci-Fi-Like Operation
Are You Ready for a Tiltrotator? Here’s What’s on the Market
Doosan Launches Its First "Smart Excavator": the DX225LC-7X
The Minotaur Arrives! Case's Unique DL550 Dozer-Loader Hits the Market (Video)
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5 Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs
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