World’s first electric Road Rail Excavator is powered by ELEO

Construction company BAM Infra Nederland and Road Rail machinery manufacturer AMT Group have developed the first fully electric road-rail excavator in the world. Four 60kWh swappable battery packs, developed by ELEO, enable the 16-tonnes multifunctional machine to operate 24/7.

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Swappable battery packs

In close collaboration with AMT Group, ELEO has developed a swappable battery system that enables complete freedom of battery usage in various circumstances. The road rail excavator can be equipped with four battery packs to achieve a nominal capacity of 240 kWh, which is more than enough for a full day of intense work. The packs can be charged separately using DC fast charging, while the swappable concept allows the possibility to extend the operating time indefinitely.

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Annual CO2 reduction of 55,000 kilograms

With the deployment of the electric road-rail excavator, BAM Infra Nederland expects to reduce its CO2 emissions by 55.000 kg annually. Besides CO2 emission benefits, the electric excavator produces significantly less noise than its fossil-fueled counterpart. The hydraulic machine is deployable on practically every project and is also applicable as a mobile crane and aerial work platform.

The electric road-rail excavator is unique within the rail sector. In the coming period, BAM Infra Nederland will test its newest asset on different projects across the Netherlands.

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