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New Holland Construction enters the EV market with new electric mini excavator

An electric mini excavator digs a hole on a job site
A new Holland Construction E15X electric mini excavator New Holland Construction

New Holland Construction has entered the EV market. New Holland Construction's first commercially available EV machine is the E15X electric power mini excavator. It is also the first fully electric and battery-operated model in the New Holland Construction mini excavator portfolio. 

"This is New Holland Construction's first step into EV, a segment that's going to continue to evolve and grow over the next decade not only for the industry, but for New Holland Construction," states Tyler Mills, head of New Holland Construction North America. "The E15X electric power mini excavator is built to work in a variety of spaces – indoor, outdoor, tight, noise restrictive. It has a place from indoor construction jobs to landscaping, to utility digging and demolition jobs, and beyond."

Features of the E15X electric power mini excavator

The E15X electric power mini excavator runs on a 29-horsepower cobalt-free lithium-ion battery that powers a 21.5-horsepower motor, making it equivalent in power to the E14D mini excavator. On a fully charged battery, the E15X can operate for up to eight hours. It can be recharged in 10 hours with a standard 110-volt outlet or within an hour with its fast charge features. The charging flexibility allows operators to fast-charge the excavator over a lunch break or slow-charge overnight.

As an electric-powered engine, the E15X electric power mini excavator produces zero emissions and uses eco-friendly bio-hydraulic oil to extend service intervals. Equipped with a zero-emission status, the E15X electric power mini excavator runs noticeably quieter than a similar piece of equipment running on a diesel engine, making it optimal for any indoor jobs or jobs with low noise level requirements. 

The machine features pre-set eco, standard, and power work modes with pre-set precision, normal, productivity, and individual control modes. All modes can be independently adjusted. Power management software is used to monitor the oil flow and engine speed by detecting joystick movement and setting engine speed to reduce pressure on the hydraulics and battery. 

Reactive performance in confined job sites

Within seconds, the compact 360-degree E15X electric power mini excavator can become narrow enough to fit through most standard-sized doors. The variable-width undercarriage can be narrowed to 31 inches and the height can be lowered to less than 4.9 feet by rotating the roll bar. This sizing flexibility contributes to the E15X electric power mini excavator's utility as a tool for indoor construction sites, such as hospitals and office buildings. 

"The fast charge times, zero-emission engine and adjustable features make the E15X electric power mini excavator an innovative and environmentally-friendly method to get the job done," Mills continues. 

E15X electric power mini excavator at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023

The E15X electric power mini excavator will be on display for the first time in the New Holland Construction booth at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. The New Holland Construction booth is located at the Festival Grounds, booth space F9052.

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