VIDEO: The new Caterpillar R1700 XE electric mining vehicle


The R1700 XE battery electric LHD is a high productivity, zero-emission loader with the industry’s only onboard battery. It charges safely, eliminating the need to handle or exchange batteries, and does so in less than 20 minutes when paired with two of the durable and mobile Cat MEC500 chargers.

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