Think electrification is just for cars? Think again!
Check out our roundup of some of the latest types of vehicles to go electric!
- “This Huge Electric Dump Truck Needs to Plug In:” This new dump truck, weighing 45 tons, never needs to plug in. A beefed-up version of the “regenerative braking” all EVs use converts kinetic energy created during downhill declines into electrical energy. Although most EVs use this mechanism, the weight of this dump truck takes it to a new level. In fact, the energy created on downhill declines produces enough energy to create a self-sustaining battery system. Click here to learn more.
- “World’s First All-Electric Ski Hill Snowcat is Already Pushing Snow Around Slopes:” PistenBully recently introduced what it claims is the world’s 1st all-electric snow groomer. This 126 kWh, 400V battery can charge fully in 5-6 hours and be used for upwards to three hours. Can’t wait to see one in use in Vermont! Click here to learn more.
- “Caterpillar Unveils an All-Electric 26-ton Excavator with a Giant 300 kWh Battery Pack:” Caterpillar just announced the creation of a fully electric excavator. This 26-ton excavator has a massive 300 kWh battery that has a life of 5-7 hours. The creators believe it will significantly reduce air and noise pollution for blue-collar workers around the world. If they can get 2500 of these excavators in use, it would be the equivalent of 60,000 cars off the road. Click here to learn more.
- “Volve CE Goes Electric on Smaller Machines:” Volvo just announced its entire small construction equipment range will soon be offered in battery electric versions – and that they’re end new investment in the diesel versions of these vehicles. This makes Volvo the first construction equipment manufacturer to commit to an electric future for its “compact machine range,” and paves the way for construction projects run on clean electricity all over the world. Click here to learn more.
- “XCYC Pickup: The Love Child of an Electric Bike and a Ford F-150:” This new electric tricycle has a major capacity to reform urban and rural transportation of goods. With a max speed of 15.5 mph, enough charge to last 3-4 hours, and a 661 lb cargo limit, short-distance urban deliveries and farming needs could be completely electrified! Click here to learn more.
- “Horwin Debuts Two New Electric Motorcycles, One with a 5-Speed Gearbox :” Horwin just debuted two new electric motorcycles aimed at creating a “classic café racer style” motorcycle. Aimed at attracting urban and suburban commuters, the CR6 and the CR6 Pro are both 125 cc. However, the CR6 Pro can reach speeds up to 65 mph with a maximum range of 84 miles while the CR6 can reach speeds up to 59 mph with a maximum range of 93 miles. Click here to learn more.
- “Burlington Electric Department announces E-Mower Rebates:” In May, Burlington Electric Department announced an electric mower rebate campaign called Mow Electric. Residential customers could be eligible for rebates up to a $100 while commercial customers could be eligible for rebates up to $3,500. According to a recent study, using a conventional lawn mower for just one hour is equivalent to driving a gas-powered vehicle for 160 miles. Click here to learn more.