First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD is supplying an order for 500 all-electric dump trucks from customers in China’s Shenzen area. The T10ZT models are said to be able to travel 280km on a single charge and feature 10.6m3 capacity dump bodies. The machines can be fully-charged in just 90 minutes and the deal also includes supplying both fixed and mobile fast-charging systems for both customers. The firm is also planning to introduce all-electric concrete mixer trucks, which will use the same basic chassis and driveline as the dump trucks. These machines are aimed atuse in construction applications in urban areas, with China now taking strong action to cut pollution levels caused by motor vehicles operating in major cities.