The new E10e excavator, Doosan Bobcat’s first zero tail swing electric mini excavator, has reportedly sold out less than two weeks after having been officially made available to European customers.
The South Korean company (a global leader in construction equipment production) manufactured the battery-powered E10e excavator at its plant in Dobris, the Czech Republic. The factory has the capacity to churn out 2,000 units every year.
Needless to say, Doosan Bobcat is thrilled with the E10e’s early success and hopes it’s a sign of things to come.
“We are very pleased that actual demand is higher than our original expectations and production capacities,” said Jarry Fiser, mini-excavator product line director, according to KHL. Fiser added that the company is already taking orders for 2020:
“The E10e is just the start of our journey in further expanding our portfolio in alternative power sources. The 2019 production capacity is already sold out and we are accepting orders for delivery in 2020.”
Doosan Bobcat states that the E10e is ideal for indoor demolition projects. This is owing to its lack of emissions, negligible noise level, and especially to its slim width of just 71 centimeters (28 inches) which allows the machine (did I mention it’s electric?) to fit through standard sized doorways, including elevators. It is also perfectly suitable for outdoor demolition.
The E10e employs a lithium-ion battery. Maintenance-free, this battery has the ability to power the excavator for four straight hours. It can be charged to full capacity overnight with a standard 230 V grid, or charged up to 80 percent using a 400 V supercharger.
The first E10e units are being shipped to customers in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Australia.
KHL reports that Dutch company Inter-Techno was the first to receive delivery of the new machine and plans to use it as a demo and rental.
So far so good for the E10e.