First Bobcat electric excavator

Published 16/9 at 14:19

Bobcat has announced that the first of the company’s new E10e zero tail swing (ZTS) 1t electric mini excavators has come off the production line at its Czech factory located in Dobris.

Finished on 11 July 2019, the first E10e off the line is headed to the Netherlands to the authorised Bobcat dealer, Apeldoorn based Inter-Techno. Here it will be used as a demonstration machine and is available for hire from Inter-Techno’s partner company, 123Machineverhuur. Doosan Bobcat has chosen the Dobris factory to produce the E10e for all markets worldwide, with the first machines to be sold in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), with North American and then Asian markets to follow. The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Norway are the first to be selected in Europe, in line with research that shows the highest demand is located  in these countries. Subsequent sales of the E10e in other countries will depend on the readiness of markets, dealers and the demand from customers.

The E10e is built on the same platform and produced on the same production line as the highly successful diesel powered E08 and E10z mini excavators. This line currently has a total capacity of 2,000 machines a year, being able to produce the required mix of diesel and electric models as dictated by actual market demand.

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