Electrochemical Kuhn Schweitz “taught” to generate electricity independently

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Electrochemical Kuhn Schweitz “taught” to generate electricity independently

The manufacturer has supplied their dump truck working in a quarry on the outskirts of the Swiss Biel, a jet-propelled body. The new power plant replaced the former 23-litre diesel.

Manufacturer of special machinery “Kuhn” was not the first in its segment who has decided to transfer its heavy equipment for electric traction. So, the company introduced a 45-ton truck E-Dumper with a carrying capacity of 65 tons. This eco-friendly dump truck is called the greatest electric vehicles in the world. As the basis for its “green” innovations engineers Kuhn Schweitz chose dump truck Komatsu HD605-7, under the hood, which is usually set 23-litre turbodiesel.

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The length of such truck is almost ten meters, and the width and height 4.2 m. For the performance of this giant is responsible battery with a weight of four tons and with a capacity of 600 kWh. This is enough to charge six electric vehicles Tesla with a maximum of “dalnegorskiy”.

In work of this electrochemical is to transport rocks from the top of the quarry down to the platform. He climbs the mountain to load 65 tons of lime, intended for the local cement plant. During the ascent, the electrovoice without loading the body spends 19 percent of the charge, and the algorithm of energy from E-Dumper special. During the descent into the quarry recuperative braking system E-Dumper with inertia generates almost all the energy necessary to climb the hill.

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According to the developers, an electric truck is 20 percent more efficient than conventional models. It will allow owners of the quarry to save annually up to 50 thousand tons of diesel fuel.

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