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Teck pilots electric concentrate haulers

Battery fifth wheel to deliver copper con from Canadian mine Metal Tech News – February 16, 2022

 

Last updated 7/12/2022 at 1:53pm

Teck Resources Caterpillar MEDATech ALTDRIVE Western Star electric haul truck

Teck Resources Ltd.

A MEDATech ALTDRIVE-powered Western Star truck similar will be used to haul copper concentrates during a pilot project at Teck Resources' Highland Valley Mine in British Columbia.

Toward its goal of eliminating 1,000 internal combustion vehicles from its fleet by 2025, Teck Resources Ltd. is piloting a fully electric on-highway transport truck to haul copper concentrates the roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) from its Highland Valley Mine in southern British Columbia and a rail loading facility in the town of Ashcroft.

The Canadian miner says this will mark a world's first...



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