Capital Equipment News April 2019


At bauma 2019, Bobcat will launch its new E10e electric mini excavator, one of the industry’s first commercially available fully electric, zero tail swing mini- excavators in the 1 t class.

Pioneering electromobility in construction equipment Electromobility in construction equipment will take centre stage at this year’s bauma 2019 – to be held on 8-12 April in Munich – with compact equipment leading the road to electrification. At the previous edition of the show in 2016, OEMs largely showcased their prototypes, and this year’s event will herald commercial launches of some of the first fully electrical equipment models to be commercially available, writes Munesu Shoko .

G overnments and manufacturers envisioning a diesel-free future for on-road vehicles have hit the headlines in recent years. In July 2017, the automo- tive industry was rocked by a far-reaching announcement when Volvo Cars stated that all its new cars would be electric or hybrid from 2019 onwards. The following day, the French government announced it would end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as a way to fight against air pollution. A few weeks later, the British government followed with a similar proposal. But what will these bans mean for the construction industry? Construction equipment is largely run on diesel engines and, so far, no official announcements have been made concerning their use once these bans come into effect. While decisions are yet to


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