CASE Construction Equipment revealed a tantalising glimpse of its new CX15 EV excavator at the recent CNH Industrial Capital Markets Day event in Miami Beach, Florida. A European release is currently planned for 2023.

The CX15 EV is a 1.3tonne mini excavator powered by a 16 kW electric motor. It features retractable tracks that reduce the width to just 790mm for going through doors and working in tight spaces. The new machine can also work close to structures and obstacles, and benefits from a minimal swing radius design.

The onboard 21.5kWh lithium-ion battery is charged either by the on-board 110V/220V charger, or via an external rapid charger that can have the machine charged within 90 minutes. Depending on the type of work, the CX15 EV provides enough power to work a full eight-hour shift.  A load-sensing hydraulic system delivers smooth performance that allows the operator to dial the machine in to each task.

“The CASE CX15 EV will be a powerful, efficient and sustainable addition to our mini excavator lineup,” said Egidio Galano, head of construction equipment product management, Europe.

“This machine is the next step in our electrification journey, and we are committed to bringing the industry a complementary portfolio of diesel and electric equipment to meet the needs of the broadest range of applications and operations.”