JCB reaches big production milestone for all-electric mini excavator
JCB has produced 1000 models of the 19C-1E electric mini excavator since the machine's launch in 2019.
"We are delighted with the success of JCB's electric mini excavator, which is proving very popular around the world, particularly in North America, France, and the U.K., where there is a growing demand for zero emissions equipment operating in urban environments," says JCB Chairman Lord Bamford.
The 19C-1E is five times quieter than other diesel mini excavators and can be fully charged in under two hours. The model has been a big hit with companies working inside buildings and in emissions and noise-sensitive inner-city areas. It is perfect for working indoors or outdoors, in factories, tunnels, basements, digging foundations, or on utility projects.
"The JCB 19C-1E Mini Excavator has proven very popular since its introduction to North America, with customers from major contractors, large rental companies, and individual owners all praising its performance for such a small machine," says Keith Hoskins, vice-president of compact products at JCB North America. "This machine not only supports our customers in the increasing demand for zero-emission machines but has the benefit of also being quiet, both factors enabling internal operations and overnight operations in urban areas."
In 2019, JCB won the Dewar Trophy for "Outstanding Technical Achievement in the British Automotive Industry" for the development of the 19C-1E. The following year, the Royal Academy of Engineering announced that the 19C-1E had won the MacRobert Award, a prize for innovation that has been presented since 1969 to honour a wide variety of engineering feats.