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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Seeking huge electric mine truck solutions

BHP, Rio Tinto, and Vale sponsor innovative charging challenge Metal Tech News – May 19, 2021


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:18pm

Caterpillar CAT BHP Rio Tinto Vale Austmine METS Charge On Innovation Challenge

Caterpillar Inc.

Adapting trolley assist systems used to help diesel trucks climb steep grades faster while using less fuel for electric trucks is a dynamic charging concept that needs further work.

As a part of their commitment to lowering carbon emissions, many global mining companies would like to transform their large haul trucks from diesel to electric. This transition, however, has one big hurdle – the time it takes to charge up these enormous earthmovers takes away from productivity or requires mining operations to buy more of these multi-million dollar electric trucks to do the s...

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