The world is moving inextricably towards a cleaner future with innovation power delivery solutions based on clean electric power - eliminating the perceived health concerns over diesel emissions. This despite, diesel engines being cleaner than they have ever been.
Nonetheless, manufacturers have to respond to end users, who, in turn, must abide by ever stricter regulations on practices that have an environmental impact - emission, noise, dust, etc.
Tesla Shows The Way In Electric Vehicle Innovations
Known for developing electric powered cars and autonomous vehicles, Tesla has shown that its technology is also transferable to other typically diesel engine driven vehicles where different power demands come into force.
Called ‘The Tesla Semi ‘, it will deliver a far better experience for truck drivers, while increasing safety and significantly reducing the cost of cargo transport - so the company claims.
Daimler Launches Production Electric Highway Truck
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is first OEM to launch a brand exclusively dedicated to electric trucks and buses.
The first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck FUSO eCanter trucks have already been delivered to first customers including UPS, Seven-Eleven and Yamato Transport Japan
Electric Crossover to
Volvo Construction Equipment launches an award winning fully-electric compact excavator.
Volvo Construction Equipment’s latest introduction - a fully-electric compact excavator has won an Intermat Innovation Award for its revolutionary design.
The EX2 is a prototype at this time which delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership.
All Electric Wheeled Excavator
The French company, Mecalac, is offering the first 100%-electric machine, which meets the three key requirements for the urban building sites of today and tomorrow: range, performance and compactness.
First for JCB - All Electric Mini-Excavator
The JCB JCB 19C-1 E-TEC is a 1.9 tonne mini excavator that can be charged by simply plugging it into a standard 230 volt domestic electricity supply.
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