Bobcat unveils two-tonne electric mini-excavator

BOBCAT has officially launched a new two-tonne mini-excavator at bauma 2022.

The E19e – an electric version of Bobcat’s E19 internal-combustion (IC) model – offers zero emissions and low-noise operation.

The manufacturer said it features ‘comparable’ levels of performance to its diesel-powered counterpart.

Scott Park, Doosan Bobcat CEO, said, “With the introduction of the E19e, Bobcat has expanded its electric line-up of zero emission and quiet machines that can match the excellent performance of our conventional models. This unit will build on the success of our smaller E10e, the world’s first electric mini-excavator, which we first presented in bauma 2016 and launched commercially during bauma 2019.

“As a pioneer in the field of battery-powered equipment, Bobcat innovations have helped to drive an industry-wide shift towards electric construction equipment. Our team is proud of its contributions to this segment to date, and we will continue to invest in research and development to further accelerate this important trend.”

The E19e features the same profile and external dimensions of the E19, more than 10,000 of which have been sold worldwide. Bobcat said the model has the same stability, lift capacity and breakout forces as its conventional counterpart, while its constant torque curve ensures ‘dependable and powerful’ operations.

With a width of just 98cm, the new electric model can operate in confined spaces. Bobcat revealed the introduction of foldable travel pedals and the absence of floor-mounted AUX1 and boom-swing offset pedals help to maximise legroom.

The E19e features a 3.5-hour battery capacity and can be recharged quickly using a super-fast charger. The model also has an array of compatible attachments available including Bobcat’s hydraulic clamp attachment.

Miroslav Konas, mini-excavator product manager, Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said, “The E19e electric mini-excavator combines a safe, nearly silent, zero-emission design with the E19’s market-leading features and performance, as well as its suitability for working in confined spaces. As a result, it is the ideal machine for applications such as indoor and outdoor demolition, landscaping and infrastructure activities, and other tasks that necessitate night-time work or low noise levels.

“The E19e represents an extremely attractive solution for rental companies and contractors alike.”