The JCB 19C-1E – the world’s first electric mini excavator to go into full production – was delivered to Loxam Group’s depot in Colombes, France, demonstrating both companies’ commitment to a sustainable future.
Five times quieter than its diesel counterpart, the JCB 19C-1E is expected to be a big hit with companies working inside buildings and in emissions and noise-sensitive inner-city areas. Fully charged, it can put in a typical full day’s shift for a mini excavator.
“We are delighted with LOXAM’s confidence and interest in JCB’s first mini electric excavator,” added JCB France MD Philippe Girard. “This innovative machine is taking the industry by storm and was designed by JCB to meet a growing demand for environmentally friendly machines that also reduce noise on construction sites.”
Key features of the JCB 19C-1E purchased by LOXAM include: four lithium-ion battery packs providing a 20kWh storage capacity, load-sensing hydraulic system delivering powerful digging performance, a sophisticated battery management system ensuring full-shift availability and the option for 230V charging when required, with 10-hour recharging time.