Case previews electric mini excavator for availability in 2023

By Jenny LescohierFebruary 23, 2022

The Case CX15 EV is a 2,900-lb machine powered by a 16 kW electric motor

Case recently teased the upcoming introduction of an electric mini excavator, the CX15 EV, slated to be available in North American next year.

The preview took place at the CNH Industrial Capital Markets Day event in Miami Beach, Florida.

The Case CX15 EV is a 2,900-lb machine powered by a 16 kW electric motor. It features retractable tracks that reduce machine width to approximately 31 inches to make going through doors and working in confined spaces easier, while its minimum swing radius design allows it to work very close to structures and obstacles.

The CX15 EV is powered by a 21.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that’s charged by the 110V/220V on-board charger or via an external rapid charger that can power it up within 90 minutes. Depending on the circumstances, the CX15 EV can work through an eight-hour day on one charge.

“From reduced emissions to noise reduction and lower lifetime fuel and maintenance costs, the Case CX15 EV will be a powerful, efficient and sustainable addition to our mini excavator lineup,” said Brad Stemper, head of Case product management in North America. “This machine is the next step in our electrification journey - and we are committed to bringing the industry a complementary portfolio of diesel and electric equipment to meet the needs of the broadest range of applications and operations.”

A year ago, Case delivered its Case 580 EV backhoe - the construction industry’s first electric backhoe-loader - to National Grid, a utility company serving New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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