DOOSAN Bobcat has introduced what it describes as the world’s first all-electric compact track loader.
The Bobcat T7X was on display at CES 2022 – a technology event held in Las Vegas. The model was honoured with two CES Innovation Awards in the categories of Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation and Smart Cities.
The machine was developed for the North American market initially, but internal testing and the gathering of customer feedback is planned for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to identify its commercial potential.
The traditional hydraulic work group has been replaced with an electrical drive system consisting of electric cylinders and electric drive motors. The T7X operates with zero emissions and reduced noise and vibration. At its heart is a 62kW lithium-ion battery from Green Machine Equipment.
Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Bobcat, said, “Doosan Bobcat is at the forefront of innovation, and we are proud to debut the all-electric technology of the T7X to help customers maximise both sustainability and productivity. Our focus remains on providing solutions and products that empower people to accomplish more and build a better world.”
Joel Honeyman, VP of global innovation at Doosan Bobcat, described the machine as a ‘technological feat’ for both the manufacturer and the entire industry. “We challenged the status quo to deliver a connected, all-electric machine designed for power and performance that previously was not possible,” he added. “We are excited to share this advancement with the world and proud of the hard work that has gone into making this a reality.”