Another milestone for the construction equipment industry: the first electric backhoe loader arrives.
CASE Construction Equipment unveiled “Project Zeus” – the all-new, all-electric CASE 580 EV backhoe loader, which turns out to be the first in the industry. We already saw electric excavators, loaders and some cool mining vehicles, but mostly on just a pilot scale.
It’s equipped with a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery and should be able to support an eight-hour workday in most of applications, offering:
- power and performance equivalent to other diesel-powered backhoes
- zero emission
- quiter operation
- expected lower daily operating costs
- reduce maintenance demands
- payback in around five years (the upfront cost is higher than diesel)