The partnership will create dual-branded, electric machines to deliver zero emissions, lower operating costs, and meet market demand for battery-powered solutions. - Photo: Doosan Bobcat

The partnership will create dual-branded, electric machines to deliver zero emissions, lower operating costs, and meet market demand for battery-powered solutions.

Photo: Doosan Bobcat

Doosan Bobcat North America and Green Machine Equipment, Inc., a manufacturer of renewable power drive systems, announced July 27 a partnership to produce electric/hydraulic Bobcat compact excavators.

Green Machine will custom retrofit Bobcat excavators with their proprietary battery technology to replace the standard diesel power source and will sell the machines in select markets beginning this year. These electric/hydraulic machines will provide the power and performance equivalent to diesel-powered models, along with considerably lower daily operating costs, zero emissions, reduced noise, and minimal maintenance. The electric/hydraulic compact excavators will be beneficial to operators working in urban environments, such as working close to other buildings or in public spaces.