In response to the growing need for emission-free equipment, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) unveiled a prototype battery-powered mini excavator at Bauma.
The ZX23U-6EB epitomises the company’s aim to accelerate innovation to address the challenges of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“The exceptional manoeuvrability of the prototype ZX23U-6EB is due to its short tail swing – inherited from the diesel-powered ZX20U-5B model available in the Japanese market. There are no compromises on performance compared to diesel-powered machines,” said Hitachi.
The prototype ZX23U-6EB will be designed and produced as a collaboration between Hitachi and EACP (European Advanced Construction Products GmbH), a joint venture between Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd and KTEG (Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH).
Further underlining its commitments to delivering sustainable solutions, Hitachi intends to expand its battery-powered products line-up in Europe in the coming years.
Prototype ZX23U-6EB specifications
- Rated power: 10 [email protected] min-1
- Operating weight: 2 300 kg
- Battery capacity: 18 kWh
- Onboard charger output: 6.6 kW
- Charging inlet: CEE 400VAC-3 phase
- Bucket ISO heaped: 0.05m3
- Overall length: 3 860 mm
- Overall width: 1 410 mm
- Overall height of cab: 2 395 mm
- Rear-end swing radius (battery): 825 mm