Electric propulsion is taking on nearly each phase of transportation and currently it?s even going in heavy machinery. Cummins and Hyundai created an all-electric excavator as heavy machinery goes electric. They unveiled the prototype this week.D. S. Kim, Senior executive vice president & CTO at Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) proclaimed the new product. He expects little excavators are nice candidates to be initial heavy machinery to be electrified:HCE and Cummins partnered on the development of the vehicle, that is powered by the latter?s BM4.4E flexible battery modules. Cummins, higher best-known for their diesel engines, has been creating many moves into electrification lately, together with the acquisition of electrical drivetrain startup Brammo to assist bring its electric truck to market.The 3.5-ton excavator is powered by a series of 4.4 kWh BM4.4E modules for a complete capability of 35.2 kWh in an exceedingly battery pack mounted within the base of the machine. according to the 2 corporations, it'll alter the excavator to work for ?a full eight-hour shift and charge in below 3 hours.? after all, those eight hours are freed from gasified emissions and well reduces noise ? ?making it ideal to be used in urban and sub-urban construction.?Julie Furber, administrator ? Electrified Power at Cummins, added, ?This electrical powered mini excavator is associate degree exciting celebration of the long run of electrified construction instrumentation ? combining the strengths of HCE?s versatile excavator with Cummins? metallic element particle battery solutions and machine integration experience. Cummins is committed to pioneering the long run of electrified power, and that we anticipate to continued to partner with corporations like HCE to style and take a look at the industry?s latest technologies.? the 2 corporations haven?t confirmed a timeline to exploitation, however they assert that ?the epitome machine are used for testing to optimize the performance, prove the structural integrity and enhance the marketability.?