Switzerland is working on a 45-ton electric dump truck

By: Pavel Chuikin | 14.12.2021, 18:19
Switzerland is working on a 45-ton electric dump truck

A team of engineers from Switzerland has taken on the task of converting the Komatsu HD 605-7 diesel mining truck into the largest electric vehicle in the world. It will transport goods quickly and, most importantly, environmentally friendly.

Electric Monster

The task of the team of specialists is to free up enough space to fit 1,440 nickel-manganese-cobalt batteries into the bowels of the truck. The total capacity of the electric car will be 700 kilowatt-hours. When finished, the creators say it will be the largest battery ever installed in a land vehicle. After the end of the upgrade, the already electric Komatsu HD 605-7 dump truck will be tested on the Swiss Chasseral mountain, located at an altitude of 1607 meters above sea level. The task of engineers is to monitor the condition and load on the batteries. In case of failure or overload, they will easily flare up and can destroy the truck. The tests will continue until the specialists make sure that the created power is sufficient for safe and comfortable work. At the same time, the electric truck will go to full-fledged work in the quarry, but when this will happen is still unknown.

A source: Empa

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