Caterpillar has a big week planned in Munich for bauma 2022. During the show, the company will be showing, for the first time in public, it's first battery-powered construction equipment models.
The models on display will be prototypes and include the:
- 301.9 electric mini excavator
- 320 electric medium excavator
- 950 GC electric medium wheel loader
- 906 electric compact wheel loader
Though no timeframe or planned date has been announced for releasing these machines to the market, Cat is planning to bring the 301.9 mini hex and the 906 compact wheel loader to market first.
Cat says all four machines are powered by Cat-developed, lithium-ion batteries, noting that the batteries in each machine feature a modular design and will be able to power other machines and be used in other industrial applications.
“Caterpillar is well positioned to help customers reach their sustainability goals, including lowering emissions on the jobsite,” says Construction Industries Group President Tony Fassino. “It’s important we meet customers on their sustainability journey today with a variety of solutions including machines that run on renewable fuels or technology that increases fuel efficiency, as well as supporting them into the future as we power our next generation of machines.”
“Our electrified products leverage our deep system integration experience and are designed to meet the performance expectations that customers have come to expect from Caterpillar,” said Joe Creed, Energy & Transportation Group President. “We’re focused on helping our customers achieve the optimal product and jobsite energy lifecycle, allowing them to maximize value and minimize their total cost of operation.”