Bobcat introduces the E19e, its latest electric compact excavator
By Jenny LescohierOctober 26, 2022
Bobcat has unveiled the latest machine in its electric excavator lineup: the E19e compact excavator.
The battery-electric excavator was introduced during the first day of the bauma 2022 trade fair in Munich, Germany.
Bobcat has recently introduced numerous electric machines. For example, earlier this year, Bobcat introduced the first-ever all-electric compact track loader, the T7X at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
“With the introduction of the E19e, Bobcat has expanded its electric line-up of zero-emission and quiet machines that can match the excellent performance of our conventional models,” said Doosan Bobcat CEO Scott Park. “This unit will build on the success of our smaller E10e, the world’s first electric mini excavator launched during bauma 2019.”
The E19e compact excavator offers a compact footprint, quiet operation and zero emissions. The electric motors deliver full torque, regardless of rpm, providing top productivity, smooth hydraulic control and on-demand multi-functioning performance with no noticeable power drop, the company said.
Like the E10e and the E32e, the E19e offers a run time of four hours of continuous operation on its lithium-ion battery pack. It charges with a standard 120-volt outlet, requiring eight hours to fully charge.
While applications vary, each charge can support common daily work operations and the use of work modes for up to four hours of continuous operation time and a full day of operation during intermittent use or a typical contractor workday.
“As a pioneer in the field of battery-powered equipment, Bobcat innovations have helped to drive an industry-wide shift toward electric excavators and other construction equipment,” said Park. “Our team is proud of its contributions in this segment to date, and we will continue to invest in research and development to further accelerate this important trend.”
Producing zero emissions, the battery-electric excavators support environmentally sensitive work sites. They allow users to operate inside structures where diesel exhaust is restricted. The equipment offers significantly lower noise levels and vibration, which improves job site communication and allows work in sound-sensitive areas.
More information on the Bobcat E19e’s North American debut and availability will be coming soon.