24 May 2023
Three Reasons Why Electric Beats Diesel for Mini Excavators
Like many industries, the construction vehicle and machine industry is on the path to electrification. It has been one of the latecomers to the electrification game, with little happening from OEMs until after 2020. But this is changing, with more electric product announcements covering a wider selection of vehicle types under the construction banner.
24 May 2023
Why Construction OEMs Start Electrification With Mini Excavators
This premium article looks at the main drivers for electrifying mini excavators and demonstrates through data analysis how mini excavators can have equal or even superior performance to their diesel counterparts. The article explains how fuel and maintenance savings could provide a return on investment if the premium for the electric vehicle is correct. Finally electric mini-excavator case studies from Volvo, JCB and XCMG are presented.
24 Feb 2023
Fortescue Future Industries
Signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in January 2023 to collaborate on the co-development of large-scale green hydrogen production facilities in the US.
26 Sep 2022
Turntide Technologies Electrifies 300,000 Commercial Vehicles
Turntide Technologies Inc achieved a significant milestone with more than 300,000 vehicles now using its electric powertrain components and batteries across its combined customer base.
29 Mar 2022
Highlights from the Future Propulsion Conference 2022
IDTechEx attended the Future Propulsion Conference in Birmingham, UK, a two day conference held on the 2nd and 3rd March 2022. The event was co-hosted by AVL Powertrain UK and Imperial College London, bringing together industry and academic experts within the powertrain development field. This article presents highlights from the conference presentations.
Conference speakers included Ballard Motive Systems, Changan UK, CNH Industrial, Leyland Trucks, JCB, FEV, Cummins, and Ricardo.
15 Mar 2022
Electric Construction Machines Vital for Greener Construction
Construction machines are estimated to generate around 400 Mt of CO2 emission per year, which is around 1.1% of global CO2 emission. Decarbonization of non-road mobile machines will therefore be an important factor in efforts to limit global climate change. With an increasing number of countries around the world committing to a net-zero carbon future, the construction industry is facing growing scrutiny of its' greenhouse gas emissions.
1 Nov 2021
United Kingdom's Largest Supplier of Green, Renewable Hydrogen
Fortescue Future Industries signs agreement with JCB and Ryze Hydrogen to become United Kingdom's largest supplier of green, renewable hydrogen.
19 Oct 2021
UK Hydrogen Roadshow Shows Low Carbon Hydrogen Innovation
The first-ever double decker hydrogen bus tour of the UK set off from London to shine a spotlight on the part hydrogen has to play in the country's race to net zero.
2 Jul 2020
JCB Unveils World's First Hydrogen Digger
JCB chairman Lord Bamford and his son Jo, who runs Ryse Hydrogen and Wrightbus, have spent two years working on the construction industry's first ever hydrogen-powered excavator and a further year testing the prototype.
19 Jun 2019
Material Handling EVs Update June 2019
Some call it intralogistics. Either way, this is the industry providing logistics in a confined area such as a factory, warehouse or dock. The vehicle part of the industry involves drayage trucks the size of on-road trucks and robotic automatic guided vehicles AGV but primarily it is about forklifts.
5 Dec 2018
Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018
At "Battery and Energy" Warwick University UK Day One with about 100 delegates and 10 table top exhibitors.
4 Sep 2018
JCB is an English multinational manufacturer and distributor of heavy equipment and machinery.
11 Apr 2018
Electric excavator - quiet, zero emission
JCB has unveiled its first ever electric excavator - the quietest digger in its range and one delivering zero emissions.
25 Jan 2018
Dynamics is a company working on powered smart card. At CES 2018, Dynamics showed their Wallet Card with the latest high-techs integrated.