Doosan offers glimpse of electric future at bauma 2022

DOOSAN is showcasing the new DX20ZE two-tonne electric mini-excavator at bauma this week.

Due for full launch next year, the model will be the first mass-produced electric excavator to be manufactured by Doosan. The machine is said to combine its ‘safe, low noise, zero-emission design’ with the features and performance of the equivalent diesel-powered Doosan mini-excavator.

With a width of 950mm, the DX20ZE can pass through narrow passages and entrances, which Doosan said makes it ‘ideal’ for working in confined space indoor applications such as demolition and basement construction.

With its compact dimensions, the machine can also be utilised for operating in areas where low noise and/or night-time work is necessary.

The DX20ZE is driven by a 20 kWh Lithium ion battery pack, with all the electrical system and components described as being ‘optimised’ for work in harsh environments. Doosan revealed that a quick-charger system restores 80% of the battery power after only one hour of charging, while the on-board charger restores the maximum charge after six hours.

Albert Roh, product director, Doosan Infracore Europe, said, “The DX20ZE is designed to meet a growing demand for electric machines. The reasons are obvious: not only to meet customers’ preference to be environmentally friendly, but also a clear and dedicated business need for zero emission and low noise excavators for some specific applications. The electric solution solves many of the issues associated with these tasks.”