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Aggregates producer CRH to test Caterpillar’s electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions

Yellow-machine icon Caterpillar has signed an electrification strategic agreement with building materials firm CRH, a major North American producer of aggregates, to advance the deployment of Caterpillar’s zero-emission off-road vehicles. CRH will participate in Caterpillar’s Early Learner program, testing and validating 70- to 100-ton-class battery-electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions in real-world applications. CRH will… Read more »

Video: Caterpillar goes all in on EVs at CES

Off-road vehicles may turn out to be one of 2024’s top EV stories. The intrinsic advantages of EVs—silence, lack of local emissions, high torque—make them great choices for applications from construction to agriculture to mining. One off-road OEM exhibiting EVs at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is Caterpillar. The iconic yellow-machine maker’s entire booth at… Read more »

Caterpillar to supply NMG with zero-emission machines and infrastructure

Canadian materials company Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) and Caterpillar have signed agreements to supply NMG’s Matawinie Mine with an integrated solution that covers a zero-emission fleet, supporting infrastructure and services.  The agreements encompass machines such as hydraulic excavators, mining trucks, wheel loaders, dozers and motor graders, as well as charging and energy storage infrastructure and… Read more »

Caterpillar invests in Lithos Energy to support battery pack development and manufacturing

The iconic yellow machine is going green. Heavy-duty vehicle OEM Caterpillar has invested in Lithos Energy, a California-based producer of lithium-ion battery packs. Lithos specializes in shock-resistant and high-performance battery solutions for applications including off-road and marine. Caterpillar has been developing its line-up of hybrid and full-electric machines and power generation products for some time…. Read more »

Caterpillar demonstrates battery-electric large mining truck, invests in sustainable proving ground

Caterpillar has completed a successful demonstration of its first battery-electric 793 model mining truck.  Caterpillar developed its battery-electric prototype with support from mining customers participating in its Early Learner program, which was established in 2021 with the aim of accelerating the development and validation of Caterpillar’s battery-electric trucks at participating customers’ sites. Participants with definitive… Read more »

Caterpillar unveils prototype batteries for off-highway equipment

Yellow machine icon Caterpillar has announced the development of 48-volt, 300-volt and 600-volt batteries for the off-highway equipment industry. The company’s new range of Li-ion batteries features a modular design to optimize performance and packaging, and has been engineered with lifecycle sustainability in mind, including reuse and recycling at the end of life. Caterpillar’s development… Read more »

AVID Technology and Caterpillar receive $42 million from UK to develop electric construction machinery

The United Kingdom government has awarded EV component manufacturer AVID Technology and construction machinery giant Caterpillar €33 million (about $41.7 million) to develop fully electric construction machinery. The funding, which is made possible by the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre, will benefit 32 companies and create 2,230 jobs, according to a government statement. Ian Constance, Chief… Read more »

Swap out heavy equipment battery packs with Moog’s ZQuip Modular Battery System

Moog subsidiary ZQuip says it can convert diesel-powered heavy equipment to EVs at a lower cost than buying all-new machines. The company sells a conversion kit that includes a battery harness, electric motor and thermal management, along with 70 and 140 kWh Energy Modules (battery packs), which are interchangeable across machines. As a proof of… Read more »

Cadillac’s ambitious move to an all-electric luxury brand by 2030

The car that once advertised itself as “The Standard of the World” will go all-electric. Can the US luxury brand reinvent itself for a modern era…and for China? Among cutting-edge automotive buyers—the glitterati of Los Angeles, the tech millionaires of Silicon Valley, the finance titans of Wall Street—only one Cadillac is widely recognized. It’s a… Read more »

New reports analyze US electric truck market and global off-highway EV market

Research and Markets has released a pair of reports that examine the two segments of the commercial EV market. The company’s “U.S. Electric Truck Market Research Report” analyzes the current e-truck market, offers profiles of key players, and makes some forecasts for the future. R and M expects revenue from the US electric truck market… Read more »