The first of JCB’s fully electric diggers are rolling off the production line; here’s what you need to know about them.
JCB’s new 19C-1E electric digger can be used either indoors or outdoors but is expected to be particularly popular for indoor and inner-city projects where reducing noise and air pollution is especially important.
JCB Compact Products’ managing director Robert Winter said: “This is a historic moment for JCB and for JCB Compact Products.
“We are delighted to go into full production with the industry’s first fully electric mini excavator. The machine has a very promising future ahead of it.”
The first orders have already been delivered to customers across Europe and North America.
Here is the key information and standout stats about JCB’s first fully electric excavator:
- They are five times quieter than JCB’s diesel diggers.
- They can be fully charged for a day’s work in under 2 hours.
- Charging costs are expected to be 50% cheaper than running a diesel model.
- Servicing costs are expected to be up to 70% cheaper than a diesel model.
As evidence of the severe and rapid effects of climate change mount, businesses are coming under increasing pressure to become more sustainable and reduce their Co2 emissions.
Switching to electric vehicles can massively reduce your business’ carbon footprint, helping you to meet your corporate social and environmental responsibilities.
If you require help or advice with financing electric diggers, excavators, or commercial vehicles, speak to our team here at Richmond Asset Finance. We provide a range of flexible vehicle finance and asset finance services to help you to grow your business.
To discuss your requirements in more detail, give our team a call on 0113 288 3277.