Bobcat debuts electric telehandler concept at INTERMAT 2024, proving sustainability and performance can go hand in hand

Posted on 24 April 2024

Bobcat is using INTERMAT 2024 as a launchpad for its TL25.60e electric telehandler concept. Powered by liquid-cooled batteries, the zero-emission machine demonstrates that it is possible to achieve genuinely sustainable operations without compromising performance.

The Bobcat TL25.60e, which is still in development and not yet commercially available, has a rated operating capacity (ROC) of 2.5 tonne, matching the performance offered by its diesel-powered equivalent. With three separated electric motors designed to maximize efficiency, a hydrostatic transmission to boost performance, a maximum speed of 25 km/h and the same super-compact dimensions as the conventional Bobcat TL25.60 model, the cutting-edge electric concept delivers low noise levels, minimal operating costs and impressive versatility.

Serge Boyer, Product Manager for Telehandlers, Bobcat EMEA, said: “Just like its diesel-powered counterpart, the Bobcat TL25.60e has been built with versatility at its core. Thanks to its compact footprint, low noise levels and zero-emission operations, this concept telehandler is suitable for a diverse range of applications, including work on confined job sites and in city centres.

Vijay Nerva, Innovation Lead, Bobcat EMEA, commented: “At Bobcat, we are committed to innovative design that prioritizes both cutting-edge technology and operator wellbeing. Our integration of ergonomics and digitization, exemplified by the transparent T-OLED screen, allows us to introduce customizable, interactive features without compromising the comfort and spacious design of our cabs. We believe this seamless blend of digital solutions and operator-focused design has the potential to change the future of the construction equipment industry for the better.”

Industry-leading innovations

Bobcat is showcasing a diverse range of other advanced machines alongside its TL25.60e concept at INTERMAT 2024, including mini-excavators, skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, backhoe loaders, compact wheel loaders, ground maintenance units, portable power models, material handling equipment and more.

In addition to the TL25.60e electric telehandler concept, Bobcat is using the Paris exhibition to launch its brand-new PG40 and PG50 generators. The manufacturer is also showcasing a range of other recently introduced product additions and innovations, such as its M-Series S630 and S650 Stage V skid-steer loaders, PA12.7V compressor, hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel-compatible units, its updated range of rotary telehandlers for markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and collision warning and avoidance system.

The Bobcat RogueX2 concept loader, which received its world premiere at CES 2024 in January of this year, is also making its European debut at INTERMAT 2024. This autonomous, all-electric machine has been built as a proving ground for technologies developed as part of Bobcat’s innovation roadmap, accelerating the manufacturer’s progress toward a smarter, more sustainable and connected future.

Bobcat at INTERMAT 2024

Usually held on a triennial basis, this year sees INTERMAT return for the first time since 2018 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The show is hosting approximately 1000 exhibitors from a range of construction-related fields, including equipment, materials and worksite solutions.

Models being displayed on Bobcat’s INTERMAT 2024 stand, in addition to those detailed above, include:

“INTERMAT has always been strategically important to Bobcat due to its global reach, so it’s great to see the show return after its extended hiatus,” said Jan Moravec, Vice President of Product, Bobcat EMEA. “We are excited to showcase the Bobcat TL25.60e electric telehandler concept alongside a range of our other eco-friendly and smart technologies because these innovations are perfectly aligned with the exhibition’s sustainable focus. Building on Bobcat’s long-standing investments in sustainable innovation, we are demonstrating that industry-leading performance and environmentally friendly operations can go hand in hand.”


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