The E10 Electric model is based on the one-tonne Bobcat E10 micro-excavator, one of the most popular models in the Bobcat compact excavator range. It has the same dimesniosn as the standard version, with the same zero tailswing, and offers “the same or better performance”, Bobcat says.
The electric digger has been developed at the Bobcat Innovation Centre in Dobris in the Czech Republic, in conjunction with electric vehicle specialists.
The alternative powertrain option in the E10 Electric model comprises of an electric motor that can be powered both by a pack of rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries or a 400 volt mains electric supply via a plug-in power cable.
The batteries can be recharged in less than an hour and provide two to three hours of operating time. The E10 Electric can also carry on digging while charging via the mains power cable.
Along with zero emissions, the E10 Electric model is also quiet with an LpA of only 64 dBA.
As it is designed to be used in indoor demolition applications, it is equipped with auxiliary lines and an oil cooler system for continuous hydraulic breaker operation.