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Emission Standards

From January 2019, all new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) machines with a power range up to 560 kW have to comply with new emission standards. There is now a clear need for better and cleaner technology and the urgency to electrify and get ahead of the curve is prompting global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to futureproof their businesses and look to zero-emission alternatives.

Providing a wealth of end user benefits, battery powered construction, agricultural and mining vehicles such as excavators, loaders, diggers, tractors and combine harvesters are growing in popularity due to machine responsiveness and ease of operation. Having a reduction in the consumption of fuel, huge cost savings can be made as well as being quieter, requiring less maintenance and having better operator comfort.

JCB’s first electric excavator – Case Study

The Problem

  • JCB is one of the world’s largest construction machinery brands. In response to changing legislation and customer demands for a zero emissions machine which could work indoors, underground and close to people in urban areas, they needed a fully electric mini excavator.

The Challenge

  • Working within a short time scale, Hyperdrive was tasked with building a proof of concept demonstrator, replacing the diesel engine with an electric motor and fitting it with our lithium-ion battery packs.

The Solution

  • We provided three Hyperdrive lithium-ion battery packs delivering a total energy capacity of 15kWh to power JCB’s first ever electric digger. Fully zero-emissions, the 19C-1 E-Tec is the quietest in the range allowing contractors to work after normal hours in urban streets, around hospitals and close to schools without disturbing people.
  • 48V Pack Arrangement: 4P

  • Voltage: 40.6-58.1V

  • Capacity: 14kWh

  • Peak Current: 200A

  • Peak Power: 9KW