Komatsu Europe launches electric mini-excavator

KOMATSU Europe has launched the PC33E-6, a 3t-class electric mini-excavator with a lithium-ion battery.

The manufacturer said it regards the introduction of this new model as a ‘springboard’ for the development of a market for small electric construction and part of Komatsu’s global initiative to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The PC33E-6 is said to be capable of saving more than its own body mass in CO2 emissions annually, when compared to conventional diesel-powered products, ‘without compromising on performance or safety’.

Emanuele Viel, group manager utility, said, “The PC33E-6 features large capacity batteries and a highly efficient powerline, enabling most customers to work non-stop for a full shift before having to recharge. Thanks to a lightning-fast charging system, downtime is significantly reduced, allowing for increased productivity and efficiency on the job site.”

The machine comes with the Komatsu introductory E-support customer programme, which includes a three-year maintenance plan, full machine warranty, and a five-year parts warranty specifically covering the new electrical powertrain components.