Epiroc launches battery-powered mining truck

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Epiroc has announced the launch of a battery-powered truck, extending its fleet of electro-powered machines for the mining industry.

Sharing all the capabilities of the Minetruck MT2010 diesel version, the Minetruck MT2010 Battery has been built specially to transport heavy loads through narrow underground passages.

“The diesel-fueled Minetruck MT2010 has earned an excellent reputation in tough environments across the globe,” said Travis Battley, business line manager at Epiroc Canada.

“But we switched on an even better source of power two years ago with the successful launch of our Scooptram ST7 Battery. Now we’re happy to add our electric Minetruck to the emission-free workforce that can boost productivity in operations with an eye on the future.”

A high-longevity battery keeps the Minetruck up and running during lengthy shifts and can be quickly replaced or charged. The diesel-free powertrain eliminates harmful particulate and gas emissions and generates much less noise and waste heat. Personnel can thus enjoy a quieter, healthier work environment, while mining operations can greatly reduce the otherwise sky-high costs related to underground ventilation and cooling.

Battley added, “We are committed to science and technology at Epiroc, and we willingly assume our responsibility in reducing the mining industry’s carbon footprint. Our goal is zero-emission mining. This is a power change that changes everything.”

May 11, 2018

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