The HX1 is a battery-electric, fully autonomous, 15-tonne load capacity hauler that revolutionizes the construction equipment industry. This series hybrid electric technology incorporates 4 wheel steering, energy recuperation, zero exhaust emissions and a modular layout.
Is a series hybrid that incorporates a driveline that consists of electric drive motors mounted at the wheels, electric hydraulics, an energy storage system, a significantly smaller diesel engine and new machine architecture. It’s this combination that enables the potential to improve fuel efficiency by up to 50%.
The prototype – which has 98% new parts and a fundamentally new machine design – is capable of doing the work of a wheel loader that’s one size larger. At this stage, the LX1 is part of a research project and it is not commercially available. But we have teamed up with Waste Management – the largest environmental services and recycling company in North America – to field test the LX1.
The prototype machine is one element of an electric site research project that predicts up to a 95% reduction in carbon emissions and up to a 25% reduction in total cost of ownership. As well as a fleet of HX1s, other prototype machines that make-up the electric site system include a hybrid wheel loader and a grid-connected excavator.
New technology encompasses machine and fleet control systems and logistic solutions for electric machines in quarries.