NeGEM – World’s First Electric Carrier
GS Yuasa and Nippon Sharyo presented earlier this year the New-Generation Electric Powered Carrier NeGEM, which according to the press release is the first such vehicle ever made.
Nippon Sharyo adopted the HEC1050S model for lithium-ion batteries from GS Yuasa and a permanent magnet synchronous motor.
It weighs 28 tons, and can take up to 105 tons of load.
Speed is just 15 to 20 km/h, but this is enough to do the job in a steelworks or shipyards.
Power is supplied from 40 LIM50E-8 battery modules (total 57 kWh) at almost 600 V nominal.
NeGEM has a 60 kW compact generator, to use when there’s need for more range.
Here is what we know:
Model HEC1050S Loading weight 105 tons Own weight 28 t Speed Empty 20 / product car 15 (km / h) Dimension 13,600mm × 2,700mm × 1,600mm (total length × overall width × height) Loading platform lift amount 600mm (1,600mm ± 300mm) Driving source Lithium-ion battery (57kWh), generator (60kw) Number of drive shaft 2-axis (4 unit, 8-wheel) Number of braking axis 3-axis (6 unit, 12-wheel)