Bobcat Company Advances Electric Innovations with Battery-Powered Excavators

Published on November 1, 2022

Bobcat Company, a leader in the global compact equipment industry, is electrifying jobsites with electric innovations created to meet customers’ toughest challenges and offer solutions for a more sustainable future. Bobcat has introduced three battery-powered compact excavators: the E10e, E19e and E32e – delivering all the benefits of electric power and zero emissions without sacrificing performance.

E10e, E19e and E32e join world’s most innovative lineup of zero-emissions compact equipment  

WEST FARGO, N.D. (Nov. 1, 2022) – Bobcat Company, a leader in the global compact equipment industry, is electrifying jobsites with electric innovations created to meet customers’ toughest challenges and offer solutions for a more sustainable future. Bobcat has introduced three battery-powered compact excavators: the E10e, E19e and E32e – delivering all the benefits of electric power and zero emissions without sacrificing performance.   

The battery-powered excavators follow the company’s launch of the world’s first all-electric compact track loader, the Bobcat® T7X.  

“With these low-maintenance, battery-powered excavators, Bobcat continues to bring leading innovations to the compact equipment industry and redefine how work gets done,” Bobcat Product Specialist Justin Moe said. “Quiet and emissions free, the E10e, E19e and E32e can work when and where other excavators can’t, offering more solutions for today’s diverse jobsites.”  

Featuring state-of-the-art, lithium-ion battery technology, the Bobcat battery-powered compact excavators offer equal to or greater performance than their diesel-powered equivalents. The battery systems deliver high-energy density, long service life and require no routine maintenance. They provide about four hours of continuous runtime, or between six and eight hours of runtime using breaks to recharge.     

With battery power, the E10e, E19e and E32e take hydraulic performance to a new level. The excavators’ electric motors deliver full torque at all rpm ranges, resulting in loads of hydraulic workgroup power and smooth control. Under load, power supplied to the hydraulics remains more consistent, which results in precise control of all workgroup functions.   

With a compact footprint and zero emissions, the E10e, E19e and E32e can tackle tough jobs in small spaces. Because they release zero emissions, these excavators support environmentally sensitive worksites and allow users to operate indoors, where diesel exhaust is restricted. The excavators feature an electric power system that contributes to an exceptional operator experience with drastically reduced noise and vibration, which both operators and jobsite bystanders will appreciate. Because they are quiet, these excavators can be operated at all hours of the day, even in dense urban areas where noise can limit work hours.   

The electric power needed to recharge the batteries costs a fraction of diesel, and these highly efficient excavators are built with fewer parts and fluids, which significantly reduces maintenance and repair costs, as well as work time lost to maintenance and repairs.   

The battery management system protects the lithium-ion batteries, extends battery life and optimizes power usage for highly efficient operations. This system monitors the batteries and will de-rate or shut down the excavator to prevent damage to the batteries.   

The battery systems on these compact excavators supply power to an electric motor which drives the hydraulic pumps. The pumps pressurize hydraulic fluid for operation of the workgroup functions, attachments and tracks. The lithium-ion batteries also power an independent 12-volt system which runs the work lights and certain controls.   

More about the E10e  

  • The E10e is powered by two lithium-ion batteries that provide a total capacity of 11.5 kWh.   
  • An on-board charger, capable of receiving common electrical connections of 110 volts or 220 volts, supports overnight charging between 10 and 12 hours.   
  • An off-board, fast-charge system is also available for full battery recharge in just two hours.  
  • The E10e is available through select dealers.   

More about the E19e  

  • The E19e is powered by three lithium-ion batteries that deliver 17.3 kWh of total capacity.  
  • An on-board charger, capable of receiving common electrical connections of 110 volts supports overnight charging between 10 and 12 hours. An off-board, fast-charge system is also available for full battery recharge in just two hours.  
  • The machine features the same profile, external dimensions and comparable performance to the popular E19 compact excavator.   
  • The E19e will be available through select dealers in Q2 2023.   

More about the E32e  

  • The E32e is powered by a reliable and efficient lithium-ion battery that provides 45 kWh of capacity.   
  • A convenient, on-board charger capable of receiving a common electrical connection of 220 volts, supports a full recharge in eight hours.  
  • The E32e is still under development and not yet commercially available.  

 

About Bobcat Company     

Since 1958, Bobcat Company has been empowering people to accomplish more. As a leading global manufacturer of compact equipment, Bobcat has a proud legacy of innovation and a reputation based on delivering smart solutions to customers’ toughest challenges. Backed by the support of a worldwide network of independent dealers and distributors, Bobcat offers an extensive line of compact equipment, including loaders, excavators, compact tractors, utility products, telehandlers, mowers, attachments, implements, parts and services. Headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, Bobcat continues to lead the industry, all while helping people succeed and build stronger communities and a better tomorrow. For more information, visit www.Bobcat.com.

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