Bobcat adds third compact excavator to its battery-electric fleet
The electric fleet offered by Bobcat grew on the first day of bauma 2022 as the company unveiled its latest compact excavator, the E19e. The third battery-electric excavator in the Bobcat fleet, the E19e fits into the line between the E10e and E32e.
"With the introduction of the E19e, Bobcat has expanded its electric line-up of zero-emission and quiet machines that can match the excellent performance of our conventional models," said Doosan Bobcat CEO Scott Park. "This unit will build on the success of our smaller E10e, the world's first electric mini excavator launched during bauma 2019."
The E19e is expected to run for four hours of continuous operation on one charge of its lithium-ion battery pack, and then can charge from a standard 120-volt outlet. Eight hours is required to fully charge the pack. Bobcat says that each charge can support common daily work operations and the use of work modes for a full day of operation during intermittent use or a typical work day for most contractors.
Electrical motors on the E19e offer full torque regardless of rpm, offering smooth hydraulic control and on-demand multifunctioning performance with no noticeable power drop, Bobcat states.
Producing zero emissions, the battery-electric excavators support environmentally sensitive worksites. They allow users to operate inside structures where diesel exhaust is restricted. The equipment offers significantly lower noise levels and vibration, which improves jobsite communication and allows work in sound-sensitive areas.
"As a pioneer in the field of battery-powered equipment, Bobcat innovations have helped to drive an industry-wide shift toward electric excavators and other construction equipment," said Park. "Our team is proud of its contributions in this segment to date, and we will continue to invest in research and development to further accelerate this important trend."