Bobcat launches all-electric mini-excavator at bauma

Bobcat has announced it will be presenting its first fully electric, 1 metric ton mini-excavator at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany this year. With zero tail swing (ZTS), the new E10e is based on the company’s successful conventional off-highway vehicle – the E10.

Having sold over 10,000 of the diesel version in the last decade, engineers at the company’s innovation center in Dobris, Czech Republic, worked in conjunction with electric vehicle specialists to develop the fully electric model.

With a width of 72cm, no emissions, low noise operation and a ZTS profile, the machine can easily pass through standard doors as well as enter and exit typical lifts – making it ideal for indoor applications such as demolition and basement construction.

By coupling the E10e to an external Bobcat supercharger during the operator’s normal work breaks, the vehicle is capable of operating for an eight-hour working day.