Electric Mining Vehicles Become Increasingly More Common

AUG 13 2018 BY MARK KANE 13

Mining vehicles are a perfect fit for all-electric.

Why? Because it’s hard to get rid of emission produced by a diesel engine underground. Additionally, going electric decreases the danger of explosion.

Recently, Emsbürener Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH together with Danfoss Mobile Electrification developed an all-electric version of the MinCa 5.1 truck, which previously was offered only as diesel.

The MinCa 5.1E is equipped with a 50 kW electric motor for all-wheel drive and 50 kWh battery, which should last for 3-4 hours, according to the company. Payload of the truck is 1,200 kg.

For those who need more range, there is the MinCa 5.1H with a 20 kWh battery and range-extender, that extends its working shift to 12 hours between fill-ups.

Paus intends to soon begin deliveries of the MinCa 5.1E. Production will take place in Emsbüren, Germany.

“In addition to the health protection of mine workers, customers based in, for example, North and South America, Russia or Australia benefit from up to 50% lower fuel costs for construction site work. In addition, the abandonment of diesel vehicles generally improves air quality, so the cost of ventilation systems can also be minimized.

The universal vehicle MinCa 5.1 is produced in Emsbüren and has been on the market for two years as a diesel vehicle. The electric and hybrid version, which was developed and tested in cooperation with Paus and Danfoss in recent months, is now going into series production. The first copies of the four-wheel drive vehicle will be delivered to customers of the two companies later this year.

Danfoss Mobile Electrification, part of Danfoss Power Solutions, is a specialist in smart electric and hybrid powertrains for marine, commercial and heavy-duty vehicles based in Lappeenranta, Finland. Danfoss Mobile Electrification was created following the acquisition of Danfoss’ original Visedo Oy company, founded in 2009, in December 2017. The drives are suitable for hybrids and electrical systems in the 30 to 2,000 kilowatt power range.”

Source: Green Car Congress

Categories: Trucks


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Come on Eric (Loveday), now that Elon released his “explanation letter regarding the $420 offer”, why didn’t you guys release a new article with new and empty comments section? New discussion isn’t possible with already 400+ comments in it. Would be good to have a proper discussion as it’s quite some news that Saudis want to come onboard and can perhaps become the largest stakeholder in TSLA…

There is a point there.

I understand your concern about the comments, but getting the information out as quickly as possible was more important. Our commenters only make up less than half of one percent of our readership, and the comments on this topic have been such that it is taking a full-time job to keep up with moderating them. We have had an onslaught of nasty comments, harassment, and emails, to the point that we may just turn the comments off completely. The priority was the story, not the comments. I apologize that this is not the best plan for commenters, but it was out of necessity on our end. The comment section has become filled with hate and horrible comments, many of which have been directed at InsideEVs, our writers, and our editors, along with a wave of inappropriate attacking emails. You can start a new thread about this article on our InsideEVs Forum.

Well isn’t it just a reprint containing no new information?
Or maybe I just assumed it was the same story, from 5 days ago.
Whereas something like this: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/musk-says-saudi-fund-expressed-131755714.html
Recent news would be a more current update.
I suppose those of us who comment might not assume the depth, breadth, and annoyance all the hate mail entails.
I mean, there is blood in the street, and people are in riot mode. You have a hard job.

It has been updated with Musk’s new letter from today.

Oh I see. Sorry.
I went to the bottom letter, saw the date.

I understand, but disagree. I believe that turning off the comments section would decrease the number of visitors to your site. I personally mostly read your articles and every now I then I write something, but I certainly do check the comment section more often than not. If someone crosses the line, I will not go to a corner and cry about it. I mostly want to hear from other TSLA longs on how they view the situation, you know, the good, the bad and also the ugly unfortunatelly…

We would never turn all the comments off. We have a huge network of people that comment and our comment section is a big deal to many. I meant that if this particular post (or another) got really out of hand with harassment to others, as well as myself and the employees here, we would shut it down. It’s rare, but we have had to shut some down in the past. If I/We can’t write and publish stories because our entire day is spent moderating and putting out fires and dealing with emails from offended people, we can’t really get the news out. Thanks for your support, Art.

While I don’t mind the lack of a new comment section (if anything I’d say it’s for the better), I have to agree that posting major news as an update to a previous article doesn’t feel like the best approach to me…

Agreed. It was a developing story, there were continual updates, and it was out of necessity. It’s not something we plan to do as a regular practice.

It’s a natural habitat for the ev, plus it will help the lungs of the miners.

Yep, and any negatives about EV (range and charging options) are easily fixed by the control the companies have on facilities and work the EV’s will do. Ranges are relatively short and infrastructure can be placed where it’s most needed.

Yes, that’s true, along with high torque at low speeds.