Case showcases electric mini excavator
By Steve Ducker24 February 2022
Italy-based Case Construction Equipment has provided the first glimpse of an expanded mini excavator offering at the CNH Industrial Capital Markets Day event, held at Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
The showcase included the debut of the Case CX15 EV (electric vehicle), scheduled for the European market in 2023.
The CX15 EV is a 1.3 t mini excavator powered by a 16 kW electric motor.
It features retractable tracks that reduce machine width to 790 mm (31 in) for going through doors and working in confined spaces. According to Case it can also work very close to structures and obstacles with a minimum swing radius design.
The 21.5 kWh lithium-ion battery is charged either by the 110V/220V on-board charger, or via an external charger that can have the machine charged typically within 90 minutes.
Depending on the type of work, Case says the CX15 EV will provide enough power for an eight-hour working day.
“From reduced emissions to noise reduction and lower lifetime fuel and maintenance costs, the Case CX15 EV will be a powerful, efficient and sustainable addition to our mini excavator line up,” said Egidio Galano, head of construction equipment product management — Europe.
“This machine is the next step in our electrification journey — and we are committed to bringing the industry a complementary portfolio of diesel and electric equipment to meet the needs of the broadest range of applications and operations.”
As well as the Case announcement, both Doosan and Kobelco have brought new mini excavators to the market in recent weeks.