Electric dump truck in development

An all-electric dump truck is now in development.
Earthmoving & Earth Compaction / June 10, 2020 35 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Belaz is working on a battery powered haul truck to add to its range of models – image © courtesy Varvara Shtern, Dreamstime.com

BelAZ is working on a new dump truck that will be battery powered. The machine will feature a payload of 90tonnes and the battery is being supplied by a South Korean firm.

BelAZ has been building diesel-electric haul trucks for many years and in much smaller capacities than competing firms such as Caterpillar, Hitachi and Komatsu. The company has considerable experience with electric drives for haul trucks and many of its previous models have featured innovative designs.

The firm says that offering a battery-powered haul truck will be of benefit for use in countries where diesel fuel prices are particularly high.

BelAZ is in discussions with a number of suppliers of charging systems at present.

Trial operations for the truck are expected to commence at the BelAZ test facility in the third quarter of 2020.