15. Mai 2019

Liebherr and SUNCAR present world’s first battery-powered drilling rig to bauma

Last month, Liebherr surprised visitors to the bauma trade fair in Munich with a world debut: the world’s first battery-powered drilling rig LB 16 unplugged, jointly developed with SUNCAR HK, was presented to the public.

Press Release Liebherr LB 16 unplugged (PDF)

LB 16 unplugged

23 April 2019

SUNCAR HK corporate video

In our corporate video, we name the ecological and economic advantages of electrical construction machines on the basis of our electric excavators. We also talk about our vision and our competences.

15 April 2019

SUNCAR HK managing director interviewed by

Stefan Schneider (28) who, together with Daniel Vincenz (30), runs SUNCAR HK, reveals the secret of the start-up's success in an interview on

Link to the interview (in German):

Stefan Schneider im Interview

29 January 2019: Year 2018 in Review

Electromobility takes off – on- and off-road

A retrospective view of the year 2018 from the point of view of the development company SUNCAR HK proves that electromobility has gained momentum in the niche markets. In only one year, the Swiss start-up company has electrified excavators, baggage tow tractors and municipal vehicles.

Year 2018 in Review (PDF)


4 December 2018

SUNCAR electric excavator for underground mining

One of our TB216E is ready for use in a mine. The battery-driven, high-performance and emission-free excavator is the perfect choice for mining operations. A drill can be attached to the carriage which itself is fitted to the excavator. The drill then moves on the tracks with continuous feed. The roll bar was considerably strengthened for this special version to guarantee the driver’s safety. The TB216E is so ready for its use in the oldest, still active salt mine in Germany, more specifically in Berchtesgaden.


6 November 2018

SUNCAR HK and Viktor Meili AG develop two sought-after fully electric municipal vehicles

SUNCAR HK and the renowned Swiss manufacturer of municipal vehicles have developed and presented two 100% electric municipal vehicles called BEAT.e® and RETO.e®, which generate a lot of interest on the market.

Press Release BEAT.e® and RETO.e® (PDF)


16 October 2018

SUNCAR HK wins eMove360° Award 2018 in the category „Commercial Electric Vehicle“

Yesterday evening, in the festive atmosphere of the Glyptothek in Munich, SUNCAR HK was presented with the eMove360° Award 2018 in the category „Commercial Electric Vehicle“ for its electric excavator fleet.

Press Release eMove360° Award (PDF)

eMove360° Award

7 June 2018

SUNCAR HK in SSES's magazine "Erneuerbare Energien"

"Erneuerbare Energien", the magazine of SSES (the Swiss association for solar energy) has published an article based on our comparison of emissions and costs between an eletric and a diesel excavator in its issue 04/2018.

Erneuerbare Energien 04/2018 S. 20 (PDF in German)

Erneuerbare Energien

20 June 2018

Fully electrical baggage and cargo tow tractor »SHERPA« E, developed by SUNCAR HK and Goldhofer, delivers convincing performance

SUNCAR HK and Goldhofer group developed one of the most powerful Li-Ion battery-powered baggage and cargo tow tractors. The »SHERPA« E is currently being tested in use and impresses airports all over the world.

Press Release »SHERPA« E (PDF)


7 June 2018

SUNCAR HK in the EKZ blue magazine

EKZ blue, the magazine of the utility company of the Canton of Zurich, published an article about SUNCAR HK in its issue 2/2018.

Link to the article (in German):

EKZ blue

30 May 2018

Huppenkothen Baumaschinen expands its portfolio of SUNCAR HK AG electrical excavators

Because of the high demand for the two existing electrical excavators, the TB216E and TB1140E, Huppenkothen Baumaschinen assigned its subsidiary, SUNCAR HK AG, to electrify another model. Thanks to its practical size, the new TB260E is a very promising product.

Press Release TB260E (PDF)

Electrical excavator TB260E

14 March 2018

3D Webgovie of the electric excavator TB260E

Together with the company 3DIT we have made a 3D animation of our newest electric excavator TB260E. An interacitve 3D model helps to descripe the functionality of a fully electric excavator, from the propulsion, over the battery, up to the charger, in a simple and easy way.

Link to online platform:

Electric excavator TB260E webgovie

17 January 2018

Launch of 3x TB260E

By the end of December 2017 we finished the first electric excavator TB260E. The battery lasts at least 6 hours, and with one hour recharging over noon, a full 8 hour work day can be ensured. As of now these machines can be rented and bought at Huppenkothen.

Elektrobagger TB260E

22 October 2017

Live-support with remote system

In Switzerland and Austria there are more than 30 electric excavators built by SUNCAR in the field. These machines are equipped with the self engineered remote system. The most important working data is recorded and will be evaluated. In addition we assist with live support no matter where in the world the excavator may be located.

Remote System Machinen Karte

4 July 2017

Video interview in Saas-Fee

At the moment one electric excavator TB1140E and one TB216E are tested in Saas-Fee. The community of Saas-Fee doesn't allow the operation of convential powered machines during the whole summer and winter. Instead they decided to use our electric excavators which can be used over all seasons.

6 December 2016

Launch & delivery of 5x TB216E

By the end of November 2016 SUNCAR HK AG delivered the first five autonomous TB216E electric excavators. A battery runtime of approximately 4 hours can be reached doing excavation work. The excavators can also be run directly form the power grid if plugged in during operation.


22 July 2016

First TB216E in operation

SUNCAR HK AG presents the first full electric TB216E with li-ion batteries. The dynamic electric propulsion allows high power efficiency and improvement in performance. The handling is kept simple and user-friendly. TB216E is equipped with a reliable hydraulic system and owns the same comfort as an original diesel excavator TB216 from Takeuchi.


11 April 2016

We are at bauma 2016

SUNCAR HK AG shows from 11. until 17. april 2016 at bauma the electric excavator TB1140E. Visit us at the booth from Takeuchi general importer W. Schäfer Gmbh and Huppenkothen GmbH. (Booth number: FN.1016/6)

Link to the event:

SUNCAR TB1140E bauma 2016

04. April 2016

TB1140E on its way to bauma 2016

SUNCAR HK AG presents the world's first electric 16 tons excavator at the bauma 2016. The fully battery operated excavator runs a whole day of work (8 hours) and can be fully charged within 4 hours.

SUNCAR TB1140E in Lauterach

24 November 2015

European Solar Prize winner 2015

SUNCAR HK AG won with the electric excavator TB1140E the European Solar Prize 2015 in the category for transport systems. Worldwide first 16-tons-excavator with battery electric propulsion and power supply through a PV-system on the companies rooftop.

Link to the event:

SUNCAR at Europian Solar Prize 2015

20 October 2015

Swiss Solar Prize winner 2015

SUNCAR HK AG won with the electric excavator TB1140E the Swiss Solar Prize 2015 in the category for energy system. The SUNCAR electric excavator emits less noise, zero emissions and offer with higher maximum power in comparison the an original diesel excavator TB1140 from Takeuchi.

Link to the event:
Dossier (PDF)

SUNCAR at Swiss Solar Prize 2015

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