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Volvo electric excavator prototype promises to be clean, quiet and efficient

By Jillian Morgan   


From Volvo Construction Equipment, the 100 per cent electric compact excavator prototype, EX2, is made with two lithium ion batteries totalling 38 kWh. The machine can operate for eight hours. EX2 features an electric architecture, including electromechanical linear actuators. The zero emissions excavator can be controlled remotely from a phone or tablet. At this stage, EX2 is purely a research project.


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