Business feature: XCMG electric trucks


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Etrucks is now offering a range of electric trucks—from eight tonnes to 45 tonnes GVM

Following the international debut of its XCMG E3000 fully electric truck at EV World in Auckland, Etrucks is now offering a range of electric trucks—from eight tonnes to 45 tonnes GVM—that aren’t aftermarket conversions of a diesel truck but built from the ground up as electric trucks. The trucks are supplied by XCMG’s heavy truck division, in operation since 2008.

The E300 is available for sale and demonstration in Auckland, either as a box body or cab chassis. This 8280kg GVM 4x2 has a range of 220km at 50% loading. The 95kWh battery can be charged either by AC or by DC fast chargers.

The truck features a four-speed transmission, which makes the electric motor control simpler. This enables excellent acceleration and efficiency right through to highway speeds.

The expected uses are urban delivery (either refrigerated or standard) and waste collection.
Etrucks’ first fully electric off-highway dump truck is also now completed and will be in New Zealand this year. This 6x4 heavy-duty dumper has a 30-tonne payload and will be used in a South Island quarry.

XCMG

XCMG, the largest construction equipment manufacturer in China, with 23,000 employees, has made a big investment in fully electric truck technology and manufacture. The new automated heavy truck manufacturing base was opened in 2015.

Covering 920,000 square metres, the new facility can produce a heavy truck every four minutes.

In October, the company delivered an order of 350 units of 8x4 heavy tippers—perhaps the largest single order of fully electric trucks in the world. Latest releases from XCMG include a 6x4 tractor unit with hub motors. 

For more information, visit landex.co.nz.

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