First Bobcat Electric Excavator Comes Off Production Line
Published: 30/9, 2019
Bobcat has announced that the first of the company's new E10e zero tail swing (ZTS) 1t electric mini-excavators has come off the production line at the Bobcat compact equipment manufacturing plant at Dobris in the Czech Republic. Doosan Bobcat chose the Dobris factory to produce the E10e for all markets worldwide, with the first machines to be sold in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region. North America and Asian markets will soon follow The E10e is built on the same platform and produced on the same production line as the diesel-powered E08 and E10z mini-excavators. This line currently has a total capacity of 2000 machines a year and can produce the required mix of diesel and electric models as dictated by actual market demand. The Bobcat E10e is the world's first 1telectric mini-excavator, combining zero emissions, low noise and a width of just 71 cm, allowing it to easily pass through standard doors and in and out of lifts. It is ideal not only for indoor demolition and basement digging, but also many other sites where this type of machine is required such as urban developments, nighttime work, and contracts in quiet zones such as hospitals, cemeteries, and schools. The E10e has a state-of-the-art lithium-ion, maintenance-free battery pack with an advanced management system, designed to fit within the standard machine envelope to maintain the machine's ZTS profile, matching all the parameters and dimensions of the standard diesel-powered E10z mini-excavator. Based on customer studies, Bobcat has optimized the battery pack to provide capacity to match typical work patterns. The E10e can therefore be operated for up to four hours on one charge. By using an optional external 400V supercharger, it can be recharged to 80% of its capacity in less than two hours. As a result, the E10e can operate throughout a full working day when used with normal work breaks. The battery can also be fully recharged overnight by using the on-board charger.