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Battery Power For Zero Emissions

Battery Power - For Zero Emission Construction

By 2040 it will be government policy the all new cars and vans will be effectively zero-emission

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By 2040 it will be government policy the all new cars and vans will be effectively zero-emission. We are now witnessing a new age of battery power, to date, machines like digger excavators have almost exclusively been diesel-powered...almost. Hybrid machines exist, and there are excavators that can plug into the mains, with the hazard of a trailing cable.

But in the next couple of years we will start to see more and more battery-powered excavators, taking advantage of rapid improvements in lithium-ion battery technology.

Diesel retains many inherent advantages over battery-power, but the world is changing. But in the next couple of years we will start to see more and more battery-powered excavators, taking advantage of rapid improvements in lithium-ion battery technology.

Advances in diesel engine technology have made the latest machines close to emissions-free, but for many this is still not good enough. And they are also noisy.

JCB’s head of innovation and growth, Tim Burnhope, says: “We have launched our first electric excavator and the response has been fantastic with sales all over the world in the first few weeks of full production.

“Electric technology is currently only suitable for small machines rather than the large excavators used on major housing and infrastructure projects. However, it continues to develop and will have further uses, particularly in compact and mid-range equipment.

“Beyond that, clean diesel will continue to play a major part in the powering of JCB equipment. JCB is a leader in innovative clean diesel technology for construction machines used on housing and infrastructure projects.

“Future powertrain offerings will include electric battery/motor systems for small machines and combustion engines for larger machines. The combustion engines will emit practically zero NOx and particulate emissions and run on carbon neutral fuels. Fuel cells might be a good solution for some applications when the technology and fuel distribution has matured. The future will have a variety of powertrain solutions matched to applications and usage,” concludes Burnhope.

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