Electric excavators are the future
With the development of the world's first battery-powered electric excavator, SUNCAR is one of the pioneers in the electrification of construction machinery. In the years that followed, SUNCAR was involved in the development and construction of several hundred electric construction machines of all sizes - in collaboration with various companies.
These machines are now successfully in use around the world, proving their reliability, durability as well as user-friendliness. The political push for CO₂ reduction driven by climate change leads to ever stricter emission limits up to mandatory zero-emission construction sites, which are already a reality in some Scandinavian cities and where self-explanatory only electrically powered construction machines are allowed. In addition, electric machines are ideal for all indoor applications such as renovations, basements and tunnel construction due to the elimination of exhaust gases and are already widely used there.
In addition to emission-free working, noise pollution is also massively lower with electric drives than with comparable diesel-powered construction machines, which brings great advantages for those involved, especially on inner-city construction sites, as well as in enclosed spaces.
Despite the resource-intensive production of the battery and in some cases high CO₂ emissions during power generation, the life cycle eco-balance is in most cases significantly better compared with the diesel-powered equivalent. Over its entire service life, for example, the TB1140E generates 75% less CO₂e emissions than a comparable diesel engine based on a Swiss consumer electricity mix (181.5 g CO₂e / kWh), with particulate emissions even being completely eliminated.