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Case offers electric excavator first look

Case Construction has offered the public an early glimpse of its new electric mini excavator prototype, following its unveiling at a trade show in Florida earlier this year

The Case CX15 EV excavator was showcased at the Capital Markets Day held in Miami Beach, Florida, and is expected to be available to the North American market in 2023.

The CX15 EV is a 1.3 tonne machine and is powered by a 16kW electric motor via a 21.5 kWh lithium-ion battery which can be fully charged in as little as 90 minutes via an external rapid charger.

The machine can also be changed using the 110V/220V on-board charger.

On a full charge, the CX15 EV will provide operators with enough battery life to power through a full eight-hour workday.

Among the features of the CX15 EV are retractable tracks which enable the machine to operate at a width as slim as 31 inches (78.7cm).

The machine’s ability to work in confined and tight spaces is further enhanced with its minimum swing radius design.

A load-sensing hydraulic system is also included and delivers smooth and powerful performance which allows operators to dial the machine into each individual task.

Case’s North American head of construction equipment Brad Stemper says the CX15 EV is the ideal solution for onsite reduction in noise and emissions.

“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,” he says.

“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.”

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