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Yanmar Targets Europe with Electric Excavator

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Yanmar electric excavator.

Yanmar SV17e electric excavator prototype is a mini excavator powered by electric drive and 48-volt batteries. The company is targeting Europe and will launch the mini excavator at Bauma 2022. It is a 1.5- to 2.0 tonnes machine.

“Our prototype is significant because it demonstrates our capability to bring the quality and reliability of our highly respected conventional engine technology into the arena of electrification,” said Cedric Durand, director product management EMEA, in a prepared statement. “But we have gone further. As always, the operator is at the heart of this machine, and we have challenged ourselves to deliver the comfort, power, control and precision which we believe will surpass the expectations of professional operators.”

The company produced a promotional video.