The crowd did NOT hear the "roar of the engine" when CASE started up the 580 EV, a "typical day of work" during a live demo at CONEXPO 2020. A separate electric motor powers the hydraulics with another motor powering the transmission. This is not just a concept machine, CASE has already sold two production models.
Developed as Project Zeus, it gets its power from a 480-volt, 90 kWh lithium ion battery pack. Product Marketing Manager Ed Brenton walks through some the benefits including no smoke and noise, less daily maintenance, and capacities equivalent to diesel.
Michelin CrossGrip tires that have a non-directional tread pattern and low rolling resistance and instantaneous peak torque with an intuitive interface are just a few of the features.