The JCB 19C-1E is powered by four lithium-ion batteries, providing 20kWh of energy storage. The firm claims that this is sufficient for a full working shift for the majority of mini excavator customers on a single charge. And recharging takes just two and a half hours with the fast charge option, by using a 415V, three phase supply from the grid and converting this from AC to DC.
The 19C-1E is said to be a powerful and compact model, with zero exhaust emissions and low working noise. The batteries have been designed to last the operating life of the machine. Using a 48V electrical system, an efficient electric motor powers the proven Bosch Rexroth, load-sensing hydraulic system.