Wacker Neuson has introduced its first fully electric, battery-powered mini excavator. The EZ17e performs and handles like a diesel-powered model – all hydraulic functions are as powerful as those of the conventional model, the battery is integrated in the existing engine compartment and the machine weighs almost the same as the diesel version, so can be transported on a trailer.
The EZ17e, which will be available from 2019, can either run entirely on its battery or connected to the mains – and even charged while in operation. It is a zero-tail model, therefore suitable for working close to walls or in confined spaces such as in tunnel construction, demolition, redevelopment and restoration projects inside buildings.
The EZ17e adds to Wacker Neuson's zero emissions range, which already comprises two battery-powered rammers, a dual-power excavator, two electric wheel loaders, an electric track dumper and a battery-powered vibratory plate.