LiuGong launches five new electric machines

At a press conference at Intermat in Paris, France, China-based LiuGong announced five new electric machines for the European market and reiterated its commitment to electric equipment and intelligent machines.

LiuGong chairman Chairman Zeng from LiuGong at Intermat, Paris

The new equipment launched for Europe are the 9027 FE excavator, the 922 FE excavator and the wheeled loaders 820 TE, 856 HE and 870 HE. The company said that the 856HE can operate for 10-12 hours on a single charge.

Howard Dale, chairman of LiuGong Europe, said that by 2027 the brand aimed to be in the top ten construction equipment players in Europe.

LiuGong has 40 different models of electric equipment available including excavators, wheeled loaders, skid steer loaders, motor graders, rollers and mining trucks.

The OEM started work on electric equipment in 2014 and in 2018 launched its first generation of electric equipment.

At the press conference Chairman Zeng said that the total cost of ownership of electric construction equipment had reduced by 50-70% over the last five years in China and that he expected this to decrease further in the future.

He added that China is the world’s largest market and producer of battery electric vehicles and that exports of these machines rose by 70% in 2023 to reach US$34 billion.

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