Construction Technology Jul-Aug 2019
12 September 2019
With emissions regulations continuing to tighten across the globe, electric and hybrid machines off er the potential to answer most, if not all, of the questions being posed. Both options have their own benefi ts, and manufacturers across the world are increasingly recognising the potential of these power trains. However, some in the industry still need convincing that investment in this area will yield positive results. Creating an electric machine has long been part of UK-based manufacturer JCB’s plans. e company has been promoting its concept machine, the 19C-1E mini excavator, to the construction industry for around two years.
In June 2019, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) announced that production was beginning on the machine and it was being brought to the market. e 19C-1E is in the 1.9 tonne class and utilises automotive battery technology.
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